. . . and the furnace died.
It was minus 8 degrees F early this morning. We have two zones and two separate heat systems and the one in the loft died.
We are not in peril -- the ground floor furnace works. In fact it is running constantly as the hot air it generates blows up into the now unheated loft area.
Tomorrow is forecast to be 53 degrees. We can survive until then, or until the furnace guy gets here. I worry, though, about the rapid swings from bitter temperatures to mild warmth on my plants.