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After all that worry last week about my furnace being broken, I managed to fix it myself without much fuss. I decided to take the flame sensor out and clean it. I was hoping it would be black with thick soot when I pulled it out (’cause that would easily explain the problems), but it just had a light coating of light gray soot. Since it wasn’t all that dirty, I didn’t expect cleaning it to solve the problem, but it’s been more than a week and the burners stay lit when they’re supposed to now. I’m glad I procrastinated on calling a repairman.
It’s been a fairly fun three-day weekend. I took my family out with Sam & Mark’s family to sit around a campfire and roast marshmallows on Saturday. It took us awhile to find a spot where we could do our thing, and Mark and I had to shovel a lot of snow to make room for all of our chairs to fit around the fire. We all ate soup, drank hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows, and played in the snow.
I went for a drive today to Cedar Mountain and did some hiking. There’s not as much snow down there as there is in Price, so the hike wasn’t too bad. I was able to find a nice south-facing ridge that was mostly clear of snow to hike along. I was able to hike about 1.5 miles, but admittedly it wasn’t terribly fun. The area itself was pretty interesting, with huge blocks of Buckhorn conglomerate strewn about, but it was difficult picking a path between them without getting in the deeper snow. I’ll have to add it to the many places I’d like to hike when the weather warms up and dries out.

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