Isaac’s “Baby”

Now that I introduced you to our newborn, I think you should meet Isaac’s baby. It was conceived months ago and arrived in November, weeks after Ethan’s birth.

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Here it is! Isn’t the natural gas boiler precious?

Isaac began installing the boiler during his week of paternity leave. The following week, he woke up at 5 a.m. every morning striving to finish the task. After two long weeks of labor, he was finally ready to fire the boiler. At 11:00 pm Saturday night he flicked the switch that should have brought warmth to our home. Nothing.

Isaac diagnosed the problem hours later.  The gas control valve would not open.  A disappointed man crept into a cold bed in a cold room at 2 a.m. that night.

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The next day, we invited some friends over for supper after church. One of them owned a heating and air conditioning business. After dinner, Isaac explained to him the situation and showed him the boiler. Our friend picked up a wrench and tapped on the gas valve. Immediately the boiler fired and hot water began pumping through our radiators, warming the house.

Perhaps that is the difference between a professional and a skilled amateur. My husband’s installation was almost flawless — he just didn’t know where to hit the darn thing to make it work.

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Here’s Oliver’s solutions to the holes daddy made for a new radiator. He gleefully tattles on his father when Daddy makes a mess in the midst of construction. Holes, in particular, intrigue and perturb my neat-freak of a toddler. I do wish he noticed his messy room as much as his dad’s constructive messes.


About beewhisper

Christian, Mama, Wife, Gardener, Beekeeper
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