Monday, December 26, 2011
I wanted to tell you, that we never have snow. Once
14 years ago. The pictures that I have posted are from
my hard drive. This one is something I grabbed off of Google.
I seem to be obsessed with snow pictures this year. Just like
in the summer it is water.
We had a lovely Christmas, but I am real glad it is over. Getting
sick on November 21st and staying sick the whole month of December
colors my perception of things. I didn't get anything done I thought I
I thought I would tell you about my day on December 23rd.
It was the first day of my husband's vacation. We had a
lovely morning and he left to run some errands and I was
going to finish my baking, so that on the 24th I wouldn't be
tired and I could enjoy everything.
I ran dishwater in the sink and I had been looking at my cookbook
in my office and I turned the water off in the sink, and walked to my office.
My husband had returned from his shopping trip just a bit before.
I walked into the kitchen, and saw water gushing from my laundry room
into the kitchen.
I had just left and the water was already a inch deep! I grabbed dishtowels to
stop the water from getting to my cabinets and my furniture. We couldn't tell where
it was coming from we didn't know if a pipe had broke in the attic or what.
My husband went outside and turned the water off while we were trying to mop
enough water up to get to the hot water heater. It was the hot water heater.
We called a repair man but it was December 23rd. They told us they could send
someone between 5:00 and 8:00 pm. My husband is very handy, he said, " He thought
he could change the hot water heater out himself." Which he did and the repairman
showed up just as my husband was going to attach the gas line.
So here is the really good part that I am so thankful for,
1. The hot water heater broke when I was in the kitchen instead of say,
2:00 in the morning.
2. My husband was home. In normal life he isn't and he works at least 30 minutes away.
3. All of the boys were home to help.
4. My daughter used to work at Home Depot, so she was able to go get parts.
5. It wasn't Christmas Eve when we were having lots of people.
6. Nothing was hurt by all of the water.
7. We now have a very nice hot water heater, a very clean water closet.
8. The repair man showed up, just as the gas line was getting attached, he looked
over my husbands installation and said it was good. He was also overjoyed he didn't
need to put in a hot water heater and was getting to go home. He only charged us for
the service call which I thought was so nice. He also gave us the gas line and didn't charge
us for it.
So all and all it was a good day. Then though my newest grand daughter came down
with what I thought was chicken pox but maybe was Roseola. So my daughter and
her family didn't get to come so we were sad about that but it worked out.
December 25 was a nice quiet day and today, is nice and quiet too.
It was all good and I am a pretty happy camper all in all.
I am ready to bring on the New Year!
Have a great day too.