Unnecessary heater service

I felt absolutely stupid last week.

Let myself and others preface by saying that the people I was with and I moved into a current lake house about 6 months ago; Things were going great; there were a few repairs needed but no much.

Then, last week, the furnace completely stopped working, it simply would not turn on at all… My wifey as well as I pulled a few space furnaces out of storage as well as then I called up a furnace repair business; Because of the sudden drop in temperature, the supplier could not come out for 2 whole days, then needless to say, by the time they arrived, the people I was with and I were both getting fatigued of living without heat. That is what makes this so funny. The serviceman simply took our temperature control off of the wall, substituted batteries in the back of it, as well as the furnace kicked right on. I didn’t even think that our temperature control had batteries. I thought it was hooked up to the wiring in the wall like in our old house. I ended up having to pay $69 just to have a furnace repairman come to our lake house as well as substitute the batteries in our temperature control. That is something the people I was with and I certainly could have done ourselves… Well at least now the people I was with and I know. I can’t help but laugh about it. I am just grateful that the furnace is working again, the people I was with and I can put away our space heaters, as well as there was not something seriously wrong with the furnace. I guess it will take us a few years to learn all of the ins as well as outs of this house. I just hope the people I was with and I don’t pay for any other unnecessary repairs in the meantime.