Half the world is no doubt huddled around their computers wondering what I was doing up and typing before 0500...
Well, maybe not half the world, but at least ten or fifteen percent of the world's population.
Okay, maybe nobody actually noticed at all.
Since I've brought it up, though, I should point out that the smell of hot metal and electrons going places they're not supposed to wafting from the heating registers in the house will snap one alert in the morning better than anything short of a cattle prod. And it seems that when the fan motor in the furnace seizes up, it makes that smell. And when it seizes up, it doesn't do much in the way of moving warm air into the house.
Y'know, they were kind of fuzzy on the whole concept of "insulation" back when they built this house back in the '20s, and brother it is cold outside.
Please hurry, Mr. Heating and A/C dude.