Without a furnace to heat it, the temperature in her home had dropped to 50°F. But with her handyman husband away on deployment, Bridget Stevens wondered how she would put things right.
It was January 2016, and Bridget had returned home to the house near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that she shares with her husband, Bobby, and their two young sons. However, she soon discovered that not all was well.
“I felt that it was freezing in here,” she said in an interview with ABC News, “So I checked the thermostat and saw that it was only 50°F in the house.
”Normally, she would have turned to the practical Bobby for help solving the problem. But he was out of town – deployed on foreign shores with the National Guard.