Sometimes people ask me what a nun's life is like. Well, here's a typical day. This morning I was going back to my room after my morning shower, and one of the other sisters saw me and said, "There's an alarm going off by the boiler room and the red light is on." Oh great, I thought, this has to happen on Saturday when our maintenance staff is not here.
So I went down and silenced the alarm but found it went on because the boiler failed. I tried the reset button and it started up again, but after about one minute it failed again and the alarm went off. So I got on the phone and tried to contact our maintenance man, but he wasn't available (why would he be on Saturday morning?). Luckily the weather has gotten a bit warmer these past few days, so it's not too bad. Then after breakfast I got a call that a group using our retreat house had no hot water and no heat. We got the hot water back but not the heat so far.