We have heat! I can almost hear the angels singing!
Major kudos to my dad for suggesting our long-term solution. He said we should call the gas company and find out if we could get a line to the house. We did – and we can! Now we can have a gas pack installed which is cheaper and more efficient than a heat pump. Rah-rah! In the mean time we called the oil company. Luckily we’re close to their home office and they had a truck swing by to deliver the oil before closing for the weekend. Hallelujah!