Monday, October 8, 2012

In Hot Water

Today my DH and I went to get a new hot water heater for our bucolic manor.  Why?  No, not because we like to go shopping for hot water heaters, but good guess.  It was because our hot water heater caught on fire.

Not to worry, it was a little fire - we're fine, the pup is fine, the house is fine.  But the hot water heater is toast.

But here's the thing I don't get.  If it's a WATER heater, why didn't it put out its' own fire?  It has the tools to do the job.


So we brought home our new heater and got a few little surprises.

Surprise #1 - Even though the box was sealed and looked okay, the water heater was dinged and dented all over the place with little gouges on the bottom.  And we got this from Sears, mind you.

Surprise #2 - Even though we checked the specifications, the water heater is about a foot taller than our old one so we have to redo the pipes.  The height listed for this model online is not the height of this model.

And the biggest surprise of all?

Surprise #3 - My DH said - go ahead and go to work.  "I'll take care of it, honey."

Isn't he the sweetest!?

Sometimes you just have to love him.

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