Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oh the joys...version 2

So over the past few days, I have had water heater issues - I initially discovered the issue on Sunday night at 10PM, when all I wanted was a nice, hot shower. I can tell you that finding out there are functionality issues with your water heater when you are in the shower is incredibly inconvenient.

My neighbor came over and fixed it - for the record, my dad volunteered to drive up at 10PM on Sunday night so I wouldn't have to take a cold shower, but the both of us were exhausted so I said I would call my neighbor and then call him tomorrow if we could not fix it. My neighbor Jude was a trooper and got the pilot light relit and I had a hot shower on Monday morning (starting the week with a cold shower would have been an incredibly bad omen). He even went to Lowe's and got a replacement part for it, and we put that in last night. Apparently, I have a real lemon of a water heater...and I definitely owe Jude big time...

Fast forward to tonight - when again, all I wanted was a hot shower. I got a lukewarm one, with a sinking feeling in my stomach. I make it quick and go down and look at the water heater and can't see the little flame. UGH!!!A few inappropriate words come out, and I shut the gas off and come upstairs. On my way back down to try again, I flipped on the basement light and blew a bulb...REALLY?

Thankfully, I managed to get the pilot relit - not sure if it ever went out, maybe the temp setting on the actual unit wasn't right, who knows...but all I know is that I did not get a hot shower and that I was able to relight it and have adjusted the temperature. Any future incidents will likely result in a new water heater....

Oh the joys of home ownership...but it beats renting any day of the week!

4 comments:

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

Is this nature's way of telling you that you NEED cold showers? tee hee. And what are timbits??

Becky said...

I'm with you gotta have HOT showers -- well, actually I prefer a hot bath. Hoping your hot water heater can last longer - such an 'unfun' purchase.

cpy said...

Hilarious and so well written. Sorry about your woes...been there.

The Monroes said...

I hope you do not need a new water heater... they are not fun to buy. I can think of a million better ways to spend my money! Oh and you would not have been able to even stomach that cold of a shower, trust me I tried. I thought I could do it no matter what...but that cold makes your heart stop!