Sometimes the only way to make it through a difficult holiday is just to push on through — kind of like Clark Griswald in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”
You just don’t give up. You roll with it.
A few hours after I turned in the first installment of this month’s “COVID Christmas Special,” things took a dark turn.
Two days before Thanksgiving, the noisy and ancient heating system at my house went on strike, just in time for the temperature to start edging downward at night.
According to my phone and the thermostat, I’d have stayed warmer sleeping in the front yard.
I called in professionals. I got an estimate. Repairs were both expensive and ineffective. I was told it would cost more to maybe fix it, but that I would be better off replacing a heating and cooling system that wasn’t that far from collecting social security.