24 May 2007

I'm Going To Take A Long Hot Shower Tonight

Sunday night Tim was fusing with the old VW Rabbit he bought and in the process was down in the basement. The next afternoon I went to wash some dishes and there was no hot water. Assuming that Tim had messed with the temperature setting to afford more car parts I waited a few hours. A few hours later still no hot water. So I called Tim and discovered he hadn't messed with the temperature setting after all. I reset the electrical, but even that didn't give me any hot water.

Monday morning we had doctors appointments all day so I checked the water quick before heading out the door, and we had warmish water.

Tuesday afternoon no hot water again. So we bit the bullet and called the plumbers. They were out this morning and discovered that both of our elements were broken. We're kind of wondering if we've had an element out for quite some time now (the argument is when- I say after the bad snow storm this year, Tim says it's been going on for over a year), and the plumbers basically said they thought the same thing. Isn't it funny how after awhile the body gets used to things. Like cooler showers.

So stupidly we asked if there was anything that could have caused this. The plumber said that we've got some pretty bad lime build up in the lines (they're only 3 years old for cripes sakes). We need to buy a water softener. -sigh-

I tried to talk to Tim about the logistics of doing this, but he wasn't committing to anything. After all you can't spend $200 a week on your beloved VW Rabbit if you have to buy a water softener. I hate that car. In fact if it was home right now I'd go out and kick it, hard.


Chelsea said...

Hey Becky!
It was great to hear from you, I've been visiting your blog for awhile now. I love seeing other locals (even though you're all the way across the state, but it's Iowa, so I'll call you a local) fixing up old houses too. Your house is gorgeous, you've done a wonderful job with it. So far, the realtor thing is going great. It's very flexable, I can basically work whenever I want and I love the working atmosphere. I can't actually buy/sell yet because my fingerprints haven't come back yet, so I'll have to let you know how it really is in a few months.
Enjoy your shower :)

Carla said...

Hahaha. I can sooooo appreciate where you are coming from. But for me, it's the dh's motorcyle. Urgh!

I've been checking in on your progress from Ohio. I would love to own a cute little farmhouse some day. Great blog.

Gracious Acres said...

Hello, Becky. Another fellow Iowan checking in and so glad to see you blogging again. Congrats on the new baby-to-be. Molly is such a cutie-pie! And the house...I can relate. We remodeled 4 houses in 6 years (and we're still semi-happily married). My DH has his wood shop that he's still tinkering with. It has a kitchenette and bathroom, so it may become his "second home". Have a great day!

sugarcreekfarm said...

No new blog posts...did we all wear you out Monday? Thanks again for hosting, we had a great time. No charge for the lawn fertilizing Rafe took care of for you :) Now I need to get Matt down there in the hopes of inspiring him to work on our house again.

Anonymous said...

But it's the People's Car!! How can you hate a car company that forces thousands of people to make armaments for the nazis? You should call it das Auto des Todes, aka the car of death!