You gotta figure the furnace guy is pretty busy this time of year. I hope your wood holds out. I tried to heat our house once with 2 open fireplaces, when the power went out for three days. After that fiasco, I installed a gas fireplace upstairs, and an insert downstairs. I hope you have at least one modern air tight stove in there somewhere. If not, I feel for you.
Believe Ten percent of what you hear, and Half of what you say.