Last night as Michael and I watched "Hannah" on our brand new 40" TV and brand new blue ray DVD player we sighed with pure unadulterated joy and I said "ain't life grand?" or some such nonsense.
Nonsense indeed. Little did we know that while we were watching the movie our hot water tank was emptying itself into our basement, and of course while emptying itself it was continuously refilling itself like a good little water heater should.
When realization set in (around midnight!) we slipped into our rubber boots and I made an irate call to the rental company who proceeded to kindly book me in for the next day. How helpful. Then I called the heroes at Steam Canada who actually work 24/7 and within an hour a tiny little gent was sucking up the water with his big hose. (careful Mark!)
We made it to bed around 2:30am. Today I find out that they are finally going to replace my piece of junk hot water heater but I have to move EVERYTHING out of the way between the front door and where the hot water heater will go. The new tank costs me nothing but of course the length of pipe connecting it to the water source is no longer "code" so it has to be replaced to the tune of $300.
So if you're wondering why I'm not catching up on your blogs this morning like I had promised myself I would do it's because I'm slogging around a damp basement hauling bits and pieces all over the place. Oh happy day!
And what I really wanted to tell you about was our yurt adventure. Maybe later...we'll see if Murphy has indeed left the building!