Nothing ruins the holidays like your furnace quitting. The Christmas season looked a little different to me and my husband this year. It was so nice to finally be able to afford gifts for our family and friends. We usually only get one gift per person, and they are usually budget gifts as well. We saved up all year long in order to get more gifts this year and nicer gifts. Unfortunately, that did not happen this year either. It was November thirtieth when it all took place. Our family was leaving that stayed with us for Thanksgiving, and we were getting ready to take a long nap after those crazy couple of days. We noticed the house was a little chillier than usual, so we thought that maybe one of our family members had turned the heat down because there were so many people in the house, and it was quite warm. We checked the thermostat, and the heat was set to seventy degrees just like usual. The temperature of the house was only sixty degrees though. We checked to make sure that none of the windows or doors were open. We could not find and reason why the house would be so cool. My husband decided to go check the furnace in the basement. He found that it was completely off, and he could not get it to tun on again. It got colder and colder as the day went on. We called an HVAC company, and they came over within just a few hours. Our furnace had died, and we had to buy a new one. It took all of the money that we had saved up for gifts. It was quite a bummer, but least, we have heat now.