This morning I got to work and found a voicemail on my phone from Denis. Apparently our hot water heater is busted and being replaced even as I type this. Thank GOD it happened AFTER I took my shower this morning!
Denis went to the basement to check on the furnace to ensure the heat would run all day and found the water heater had a major leak. He paged our plumber, who is notorious for not returning calls for a week, but he actually returned the page AND said he could be there with a new heater almost immediately (he lives down the block from us).
What sucks is that the work is going on now, which means that my parents aren’t able to leave at 10 a.m. as planned. And you KNOW that my mom won’t go anywhere without taking a shower (unlike me, who has no qualms about going on a roadtrip sans shower when I can take one at my destination easily enough).
So it’s a good thing this happened now, since I just got my bonus last week. Denis said it’ll cost 750 clams including labor. Ouch. I just hope it’s a LARGER water heater than the one we have now. That would rock.
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