This blog is not for the light-hearted or easily offended. If either one of those descriptions applies to you, i would suggest you start drinking before you read this blog. A sense of humor is suggested. If you don't have one that sucks for you … find one and get a life!
I’m sitting here in the office and I must say it’s a complete and total mess. I’ve really been awful lately about paperwork and you can tell as there’s a ton of piles and I can barely find my computer BUT …
This weekend I did something to prove my worth therefore it’s unlikely that Kevin will get rid of me anytime soon.
It was Friday evening and as Kevin and I were getting ready for bed, I noticed that the air coming out of this vent in our bathroom felt unsually hot and steamy. Now, this isn’t an HVAC vent, it’s a vent for the tub.
I told Kevin about the vent (which is next to the toilet) and he promptly asked “what vent?” I then explained about the vent (that there was INDEED a vent next to the toilet and it had been there for the past TEN years) and that there was steamy air coming out of it.
He then asked if the “heat was on?” and I told him that the vent was more likely attached to the basement. We have a bit of a basement. Only a small one and it’s unfinished and mostly full of odds and ends as basements tend to be.
We went down to the basement (it was an excursion as it was pitch dark and around 11:30 PM) and lo and behold, there was water everywhere and condensation was dripping off the ceiling.
Yup! The stupid hot water heater had busted so all that steam was rising through the floor. We turned it off and spent the weekend with ice cold water. I took a shower at the gym but Kevin chose the dumb route which was basically freezing his ass off.
I shouldn’t say “chose” as he actually forgot to bring his clothes to the gym but still, it amounted to the same thing.
At any rate, we now need a new hot water heater. It wouldn’t be such a big deal except our dishwasher is also broken and I have to hand wash all the dishes so doing that in ice cold water was fun (being sarcastic here).
Nonetheless, by turning off all the hot water I stopped the leak and saved the day so THAT is why I’m still a useful person in the house.
At least, that’s what I tell myself … and Kevin … and now you!!!