Today is Monday. I woke up this morning not wanting to get out of bed. I forced myself up, headed all sleepy eyed to the bathroom, turned on my hot water, put hand under and thought “wow, is that ever cold” I waited a minute or so and put my hand back under and thought “weird it’s still cold”, after checking it a second time I checked to see that I had not accidently put the cold water on. Nope, definitely the hot tap turned full. So apparently I had no hot water…
Of course in my half asleep state I was not accepting this information. So I headed downstairs and turned on the hot water tap in the kitchen. Freaking ice water!
It seems my hot water tank blew. Well actually I am very fortunate, it just shut itself off rather than deciding to release its contents all over the floor.
At this point decided I was not going to be ready for work on time and I called to let them know I would probably be late as I had to get a hold of my landlord and see if the maintenance guy could come check my tank. As it has turned out I am getting a free day off of work today so that my hot water tank can be replaced. I am apparently very fortunate in that a) my place of employment is good about things like this; and b) that the complex happened to have a spare tank in storage so I did not have to wait the usual up to 7 days for one to be ordered, delivered and then installed. There is always a silver lining.
On the not so good side it will take the entire day to complete the job as they have to remove the gas furnace in order to get in to remove/replace the tank. But again on the plus side I am able to stay home so they can do what needs to be done.
On another plus there have been a handful of stupid little issues around my place that are also being taken care of (a toilet that likes to mysteriously flush on its own, and a light that I would not use as it flickers like a strobe light – turns out it was a fried wire and we are lucky the place never lit on fire!!!) ~ this makes me happy. 🙂
I suppose all in all today isn’t such a bad day considering. And I will have hot water again by this evening.