Monday, October 15, 2012

Warm is better . . .

We are now the recipients of a second, new hot water heater.  This one works without blowing thermostats or getting so hot that one could almost make tea with water from the tap.  

It was not difficult, we just had to be persistent and annoying in asserting out claims.  

Now, warm showers are the norm again.  It is amazing how we take such things for granted until they go missing from everyday life.  


Friday, October 5, 2012

Whadda YOU smell?

On July 9th of this year, we bought a replacement hot water heater after the thirty-plus-year-old one died.  The new one lasted two months.  We are in negotiations to get it replaced because the upper AND lower thermostats were replaced three days ago and now no longer work.  They want to replace the element(s) before giving us a whole replacement water heater. 

I am beginning to smell lemons every time I turn on the hot water tap.