Just like in so many parts of the USA, it is very cold and snowy. No grands here today so I got started on laundry and kitchen chores first thing. Then I worked on this quilt, hoping to finish it today. It just needs all the tying finished and the binding sewn down by machine.
So I texted my husband and then tried to turn off the gas and water supply.
The gas was easy but I could not find the water shut off. So, I did an internet search and found out. The shut off is way on top, in the very back.
So I trudged out to our little storage building and got the big ladder.
Thankfully our tall neighbor came home for lunch just then and he came over and turned the valve.
In the meantime. My husband and handyman extrodinaire son had been texting. They asked me for photos of the heater and they will both be taking off work this afternoon to come home and replace that 14 year old hot water heater.
It should be a piece of cake for them, as they just changed out another one for our daughter.
My husband and son both say changing a hot water heater is easy. We are all pretty willing to try to make or fix or do most anything around the house. We are usually successful and I know it is has saved us lots of money.
In the meantime, while I am waiting for my 2 handymen, I brought that tall ladder in the house and cleaned the living room ceiling fan. I use an old pillow case, a trick I also learned on the Internet and it is a great one. Just open up the pillow case and slip it over each blade and gently rub the case over the blade, all the dust and dirt will come off and be contained in the pillowcase.
I hope I can finish up my quilt while they work on that heater.
I love these little guys but I am really glad neither of them were here today so I could discover that water leak before serious damage was done.
|9 month old JJ|
|18 month old Braeden|