After my school, I stayed in a home with my friend Patrick. Being recent university graduates, Patrick and I did not have much cash, so the two of us tried to do most home maintenance plus repairs ourselves. Most of the time this worked out fine. I was skilled in fixing plumbing problems, and Patrick was wonderful with carpentry concerns, plus Patrick was wonderful with electric systems. Our house was old plus not truly well inspected, plus things often busted. However, Patrick and I were able to make it through our 1st year in the home with no major problems. Each thing that broke, Patrick and I fixed ourselves. Entering our minute Wintertide in the house, Patrick and I encountered a heating problem. This turned out to be our first problem that Patrick and I could not handle on our own, however it was not for lack of trying. Patrick and I were still residing on a pretty narrow budget, plus wanted to spend the added currency on entertainments, not on heater service men. Although Patrick and I were all pretty handy, none of us had any chance fixing household oil furnaces. Patrick and I noticed the problem in the early winter, when the climate was chilly however not unbearable. The 1st night, the two of us all slept with more blankets, plus in the day the two of us started the job exploring the problem with our oil furnace. Still in our thick pants due to the chilly day, Patrick and I learn all the two of us could about our oil furnace plus how the two of us might fix it.