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In which i have no hot water

Remember how I described YESTERDAY how I saved the day around my house.  Things are slowly deteriorating.  Let me explain:


As you know the hot water heater broke on Friday.  This was typical because of course we couldn’t get it fixed until Monday. Meanwhile, we’ve had an ongoing situation with our dishwasher.  I don’t even remember if I’ve written about that.  Hold on, I’ll check: NOPE!


Well, our dishwasher died and we went to Sears and got a new dishwasher.  End of story right? Wrong…it was too deep and didn’t fit so after meticulous measuring we worked with Sears to replace the dishwasher with a different dishwasher.


Did I say meticulous??? I meant we really, really measured everything down to the 1/8 of an inch.  So of course,  this past Saturday we got our new dishwasher.  Guess what?? It stuck out way too far, even past the counter top.  Clearly this wasn’t going to work and it was already our third service call so we worked out with Sears that they would refund the dishwasher and we would get a smaller one elsewhere.


NOTE TO READER: Sears was AWESOME with this.  (can I just say something? Something happened with Word here and my cursor isn’t blinking and I can never tell where I’m typing. How can a curser disapperar like that?  Has anyone seen my cursor????)


So, this morning Sears is coming to pick up the old dishwasher and if I live long enough I suppose I’ll get the new dishwasher.  At any rate, due to this I have been handwashing dishes for about two weeks.  Now this is normally no big deal but I have been without hot water since Friday so a) it was freezing and b) you really can’t do a great job washing dishes in cold water.


So, that’s the story with the dishwasher.  I don’t have one.


But at any rate, yesterday they came and replaced the hot water heater.  Now I have two hot water heaters and they’re connected together to provide enough hot water to the house.  Are you following me so far?  So the plumbers changed the second hot water heater (the first one busted a year ago or so) and fixed everything.  OR DID THEY?


They told us it would be a few hours until we had hot water so we waited.  Keely took a shower and told me it was “odd” and I turned on the hot water in the kitchen and it was BROWN. Yeah, BROWN!! Like rust!


Apparently, although they had replaced the water heater they didn’t flush the old one enough so now I had 100 gallons of water with rust in it.  Needless to say, I certainly wasn’t going to work for either cooking or washing.


The end result? I have no dishwasher and NO HOT WATER so my sink is full of dirty dishes.

Meanwhile, the guy just came to take away the dishwasher and said “we have a problem.”


“What?” I replied.


“Apparently the hot water is hooked to the dishwasher so without a dishwasher you won’t be able to use hot water in your kitchen sink this week” he told me.


“Well,” I said dryly “that shouldn’t be a problem since I have no hot water anyways.”


So that’s the status.  Who doesn’t put a shutoff valve to their dishwasher under the sink? Why can’t I get a dishwasher? Why can’t I get hot water that isn’t brown? How incredibly annoying is this entire thing?


Well, that’s it. Other than there is something weird about word today and I can’t get any autocorrect and I can’t find my cursor and it won’t scroll.




See ya

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  1. Julie
    October 25, 2012

    The computer/appliance apocalypse?

    • Lynn
      October 25, 2012

      what the hell was up with my computer??? arrggghhh

  2. Paula
    October 25, 2012

    Sounds to me like you need another trip to LA. Hope everything gets better soon!!

    • Lynn
      October 25, 2012

      sounds like I do…maybe in January

  3. Jester Queen
    October 25, 2012

    It’s the Halloween effect. The closer we get, the more things break and get haunted. It’s scientifically proven, as long as, by science, you mean ‘an overactive imagination like mine’.
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    • Lynn
      October 25, 2012

      hahaha….it’s driving me nuts…fix one thing and the next one goes wrong

    October 25, 2012

    I hate when a series of comedic errors happen. Except when there is nothing funny about them. And you can’t take a shower.

    I hope you don’t have to pay too much for all of this? What a mess!

    • Lynn
      October 25, 2012

      well I’m sure it’ll cost an arm and a leg but hot water is a necessity IMO

  5. Rich D
    October 25, 2012

    I’m with you. I would have thought the original owners of the house would have put a valve on the dishwasher supply line and would have used standard size cabinets so standard size appliances would fit. Who doesn’t do those things?

    • Lynn
      October 25, 2012

      i am the original owner… but we didn’t know about the valve thing and we do have standard size cabinets. We just had a smaller depth dishwasher so they didn’t build the countertops deep enough.

  6. Michael Rochelle
    October 25, 2012

    Whatever it is that you have going on over there at your house, could you please keep it over there? My emotional state is too fragile to deal with any appliance catastrophes this week. LOL. Hoping for better days for you though!!!

    • Lynn
      October 25, 2012

      Hahaha…ok… Will do

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