06 December 2008

Warm and Toasty

Look what is happening at my house today!

Yes, that is right, we are having a brand new heating and ac unit installed by Max from IAQ Experts! Kirstyn has been documenting the process by taking pictures for me. She took this one of Max out by his truck in our driveway. This was a good way to keep her busy and out of their way. See, when she is busy she doesn't ask 432 questions!

Now, let me tell you about how we met Max. God decided to show me that his timing is perfect and when we decide to patiently seek his wisdom and direction he provides the answer! We had not yet signed with anyone to replace the unit because we just didn't have peace about the decision yet. Now I know why. Let me tell you all about how God orchestrated it all out for us AND gave us a total peace about the money we were spending!

Yesterday, our regular pest control guy, Johnny, from Savior Termite and Pest Control was scheduled to come out around 3:00 to do his normal service and to check to see if our little furry friends in the garage attic had been required to move out. We have known Johnny for several years now and he has been an awesome Christian friend for David. We actually met Johnny because both of our businesses were supporting our favorite Christian radio station Power 89.7 FM.

Anyway, usually before Johnny comes out, the kids and I leave so that we aren't in his way (if you have social toddlers, you know what I mean). We trust Johnny and he just calls David and gets our garage code if we aren't home. So I knew he was coming out and I was planning to leave in time but as we were about to walk out of the house, Johnny and his wife Jax rang the door bell. They had decided to stop by before going to get lunch. When they walked in the house they realized how cold the house was. Johnny started giving me a hard time about saving money by freezing so I told him that we were in the process of getting quotes to get a new American Standard unit installed. Johnny immediately said, I have a friend of mine that does heating and ac work, let me see if he sells American Standard.

Johnny called Max's office, his wife Katie answered (gotta love anyone that has their wife as their office help...ahem, right honey, right!). Anyway, Max called right back and I talked to him for a few minutes on Johnny's cell phone. I then emailed him the other quotes and he was able to save us even more money AND was able to install within 24 hours! Oh and now we have an awesome Christian friend in the heating and ac business.

I am most excited that we didn't have to go with "one of the big guys" in the business in order to get a better price. Since we are also a small business we prefer to do business with other people that are fairly new in business and willing to work hard while still being ethical in all they do. Plus we have been working very hard to build ourselves a "referral network" of other small businesses. Oh and another God thing that has come out of all of this is that it looks like in the next couple of weeks, we will be Max's new insurance agents! Speaking of insurance agents, my husband is one of the best and if you live in Texas you should give him a call!

Oh and if you read all of that and you clicked on any of those links you can consider yourself my bloggy BFF! And maybe now you will be able to tell that I am out of my stressed out mood and back to happy posting!



Alicia said...

I'm so glad y'all are gonna have heat again! (Such a relief, I'm sure) Our beloved dogs chewed up the wiring on our ac unit 3 or 4 different times after we first moved in, so I can emphathize with your stress-levels.

Steph said...

With the temps now getting a but colder, I am glad you got your heater taken care of - and found someone good to do the installation.

Jaimee said...

YAY for new AC/HEAT!! Those are soooo expensive, so I'm glad you found someone you trust and gave you a good price too! I just love when you can really see God working through things!

Cynthia said...

Yay heat!!!

Unknown said...

Wahoo! I'm so glad you found someone you can trust (sometimes it's hard in businesses like that...) and that you are WARM again! : )

Kamis Khlopchyk said...

I am so glad it all worked out! Yay for heat!

Christina said...

What an awesome story! The hand of God for sure. I'm so glad it all worked out, and you guys are all warm and toasty again!

Honey Mommy said...

Hooray for heat! I know exactly how you feel. our water was out for a few days a month or so back, and it was miserable!

Hope this brightens up your holidays!