If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you know we moved in April from an apartment to a small house. Still renting but I was thrilled to be out of apartments! I shared the house-hunting experience during which I searched the internet day and night for the perfect home (in our price range), the applying and waiting process, and our finally moving in. So far it’s been great here. No issues aside from a leaky faucet.
Thanksgiving MORNING. Of course!
Yesterday morning I went to take my morning shower and when I turned the hot water on, nothing came out. Okay, not exactly a great way to start the day. We called the emergency repair line and they said they couldn’t come out since it was the holiday. Fine, one day doesn’t seem too bad and we weren’t planning on having company at our house anyway. I refrained from throwing a pregnancy-hormone-induced tantrum. A few dishes piled in the sink for one night, no biggie. I didn’t think I could go a whole day without washing my hair (my hair is the type that gets oily by the end of the day) and so stuck my head in the shower and washed my hair that way, in the coldest water EVER. It was so cold it actually hurt my head. lol But I had clean hair so I was happy.
And we had a great Thanksgiving, by the way. :) I was happy to be home with my little family, the turkey turned out fabulous, and the pumpkin cheesecake from Costco was YUMMY.
Then today. Today, the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, we have repairmen here from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. When they leave, we have a brand new hot water heater… but no hot water.
When I turn on the hot water faucet nothing comes out. There is cold water pressure but no hot. Apparently there’s something clogging the hot water line and they couldn’t figure it out in the 3 hours they were here. (It took the guy at least an hour to figure out where to turn off the water to our house – he literally turned off all the neighbors accidentally before finding ours.) I wouldn’t care about this stuff but he didn’t fix it before he left! *cry*
I got through this day with a smile on my face because I thought I would get a hot shower and get the dishes done by evening, but that didn’t happen. I feel so dirty – I just want a shower! When the plumber left he said he didn’t know what was wrong and that he was waiting on the landlady for direction. He took our number so he could update us we haven’t heard from him yet. And he said he had another job elsewhere tomorrow so I don’t know what will happen.
My friends, don’t take your hot shower in the morning for granted. Enjoy it, take an extra moment and feel thankful for being clean… because it truly is a blessing.
And remember. Just because an old house looks charming doesn’t mean it is. It could be nothing but trouble! I’m just hoping that this is the last of the problems before winter really sets in.
Now I must eat some chocolate chips.