Friday, February 20, 2009

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Imagine for a moment that you wake up - there's a nip in the air as the temperature outside hovers near zero. You are looking forward to that hot shower to not only take the chill off, but to warm you up and get the blood flowing - only to discover that sometime in the middle of the night the hot water heater died.

It had been a good hot water heater, faithful in performing its duties of providing hot water for the household for at least 20 years. It shall be missed...

I don't know what it is about my basement these days - clogged drain, dead sump pump, flood, and now the water heater. The furnace was replaced a couple of years ago so we're OK there... I won't say anything about the washer and dryer (shhhhhh)...

I'll be home awhile today as the plumbers can't pinpoint a time other than, "...between the hours of 8:00 and Noon...maybe early afternoon." Here I am...

Well, late morning didn't work...here's hoping early afternoon will...

1:23 PM Plumber guy is here...

2:45 PM New water Heater has joined the family - here's to a LONG and HEALTHY life...

4 comments:

Sara G said...

Boy you really are having basement problems these days. Hope the water heater is the last of your worries for a long long time!!

Meredith Teagarden (The Things We Carried) said...

And I thought it was bad when my hot water heater went down in forty degree weather. UGH. Glad the new one is in!

Sara G said...

been trying to comment on your 365 blog, but it keeps loading the word verification...can't get past it.

Lucy Corrander said...

There must be something in the air . . . last week my kettle broke. The next day the drain blocked and the washing machine emptied itself over the garden . . .

By the way, the song you quote in your header is one of my favourites.

Lucy
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