Tuesday, February 08, 2011
A typical day in my life: went in basement to do laundry before getting in shower,, heard loud fizzing noise behind me: water heater spewing scalding water from the top, and bottom!! try to turn off emergency water supply, handle broken,, DD starts sucking up water with steam cleaner after we get water main shut off,,
rubber gasket on steam cleaner breaks,, no suction,, we plug in my contractor's shop vac,, very little suction,, I put call in to plumber,, he is across town headed to another job, buts turns around and heads our way!! DD figures out that vac hose is not screwed on tightly, we resume water sucking with shop vac..
plumber and I get hoses form my garage to empty heater, spray nozzle is frozen on hose, so he gets his short hose, not long enough to reach my tub,,,
We get rest of hot water in tub, I finally get sprayer off so he can use hose to drain water,,
he heads back to their store to get new heater, and fittings, ,, more water sucking..
I had taken my water pill, so no toilet-flushing of course,,,
guy gets back, we use my hand truck to get new heater down the stairs, move old one around corner in basement, we cannot horse it up stairs alone,, guy calls another employee who is about 50 miles away on another job, to help get old heater out,,
first guy leaves and about an hour later, both show up and get it upstairs, cannot lift it in van with 30 gallons of water in it, so they decide to drain it right on my only sidewalk to get in my house,, tell them it will freeze and we will fall on our dupa`; guy shovels cocoa colored water into snowbank..
now snowbank looks like we had major diarrhea in our front yard!! tee-riff-ick!!
In the middle of all this, (while we are freezing in our bare feet on cold,flooded, concrete floors),assisted living place calls, we are both afraid to answer, never good news with mom, just to tell us she is doing great on her first day...
can hardly wait to see what tomorrow brings:it is another mom day, we are going with her on dial a ride to doctor appointment..after I get out of work...