Yesterday Viv and I smelled gas in the house and called Puget Sound Energy to check for the source. The technician found a leak in a pipe that appears to lead to the kitchen. PSE then cut our gas at the meter until the leak is repaired.

We called an insurance carrier we’ve used for house issues in the past and they referred a plumber. Unfortunately, they were no-shows all day yesterday and expressed confusion over why they were called as opposed to a furnace shop when we contacted them.

It’s cold in the house without heat this morning. I worked in the yard all day yesterday – I’m rather ripe.

Cold canned beans for dinner tonight as we shiver under ragged blankets tented over a can of Sterno loom.*