Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our Water Heater Repair

Hi neighbors!

This is one of those stories that is amusing now looking back on it, but that wasn't so funny when it happened.  We lived in central Florida years ago and were purchasing a home.  At the time we had four children.  Well, one day while my husband was at work, the hot water heater stopped working!  Time for Water Heater Repair!  I couldn't believe it!  Here we were buying this place so of course a repair like this came out of our pocket.

At first I thought no big deal.  When my husband gets home and checks into it, hopefully it will be just a small repair.  Now, I have to tell you here that I did check breakers and such myself, I can do simple repairs.  Anyway, after he came home and had dinner, he checked out the water heater situation.  Wouldn't you know it, after a couple of trips and a consultation with a friend, it was obvious.  We had to replace the entire system.  Bummer!  And, it was not in stock locally, so we were without hot water for a couple of days.

So, what do you do in that situation?  You pull out your largest stock pots and start heating water!  For everything from baths to dishes.  At least the boys were only one and three and could bathe together!  I didn't realize how much hot water we used, until we didn't have any. 

Well, after a few days of carrying pans of water all the way down the hall, because of course the kitchen and bathroom were at opposite ends of the home, we finally replaced the old water heater.  I have to say at the time it was quite frustrating, but looking back, I am glad we were able to work around the inconvenience and still take baths and do dishes.

Have any of you ever experienced something like this?  One of those little irritating little incidents that make you appreciate what you have.  This post is brought to you by Rotorooter.

1 comment:

Tammy S said...

We had the samething happen to us about a year ago, excpet it was our dishwasher. When you don't have something you really start to notice how much you need it. My kids thought it was the end of the world having to hand wash all the dishes. My husband and I loved it. It reminded us of being kids. Every cloud has a sliver lining.