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Trying times…

Filed under: — stan @ 1:15 pm

For a few months, we’ve been thinking about replacing our water heater. It’s been on its last legs for some time, and we were planning on dealing with it after the holidays. But no…

Last night when Lucinda was having her bath, I heard a weird noise outside from the water heater closet. So I went out to look. Water was pouring out of the bottom of the closet and under the house. So the Time Had Come.

I called our neighbor Larry, who is half of Bubbles Plumbing and Electrical. He called Richard, the plumber, and we were on for today.

Richard and his helpers showed up first thing this morning and took out the old water heater. They fixed up the closet a bit to repair some water damage. Then they put in the new heater. They did a good job, and they were very prompt and efficient. And all this for the day before a big holiday. We’re really pleased with them.

So now I can get back to cooking for tomorrow.

3 Responses to “Trying times…”

  1. John Says:

    Wouldn’t that be “Drying Times”?

    I had one rust through on the night that my son was born. I awoke the next morning to zero hot water. Opening the door to the basement revealed that my possessions were bobbing around on top of 2 feet of water. I too benefited from a generous neighbor. He was in the building trade, but had enough connections and know-how that he was able to help me drain, dispose, and replace before mom and son came home from the hospital. Thanks again, Wayne!

  2. Karen Says:

    I’m worried about our heater too – everyone up and down the block has replaced theirs (it has to to do with having a water softener and something that leeches the heater core and then attacks the metal walls) – And if we dont get a special valve soon our will go too.

    But Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (even with the unexpected repairs) still SOO much to be Thanksful For!


  3. singing Says:

    What a frightening horrible sort of coincidence. Yesterday, my closet filled up with water from either the kitchen sink or the hot water heater. Since the pipes run into the wall behind the closet, it is a mystery. The landlord is sending someone out today…I hope! I’m glad you got yours taken care of.

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