Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Small Annoyance

OK, so, as you know, the water is running again. (see previous post)
However, we do NOT have hot water. People, do you realize how important hot water is? It is absolutely essential for a shower. I cannot take a cold shower. It is impossible. I am not capable of doing so. I would rather eat dirt than take a cold shower! I would rather pet a cat and rub both my eyes and lick my hands and suffer the horrible allergic reactions, than take a cold shower. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration but you get the point.
We had been having a bit of trouble with the hot water heater before the water ever stopped flowing. See, you have to flip a switch to turn on the water heater in order to have hot water. Usually it takes about an hour to heat the water. There is even a handy-dandy timer on the switch so you can set it so that you have hot water in the morning.
Well, after the plumbers, my new best friends, left yesterday I flipped the switch to start the process of heating the water. FOUR HOURS LATER we still did not have a DROP of hot water! WHAT??????
Well, this was getting serious. I was at the end of my third day without a shower and there was no way for me to go one more hour!! So, I called my sweet friend Kirsten who lives just a few blocks from me and asked if I could come use her shower! She kindly obliged. But I had to wait that "one more hour" because she had to flip her switch to heat her water. Don't worry, I didn't die, nor did Brent from the smell of me though it was close, people!
I finally got my hot shower.
The plumber (a.k.a. my new best friend) was supposed to come today and fix the heater.
He did not show up.
We aren't best friends anymore.


Eli said...

Tanya, I am with you. A no hot water shower is like POW torture material.

terriH said...

oh dear. oh dear. i can feel the rage. and i might say i now fear for the plumber as to the wrath of tk. what's a little B-O anyway?

Aaron said...

at least you have a switch to produce (when working) hot water.

Kris the Girl said...

I dunno, I'd say NO water sucks more than no HOT water. But cold showers....egch. I'd have been tempted to boil batches of water and fill a tub, like the "good ol' days"...heh.
I hope the plumber comes today!