Tuesday, July 22, 2008

No Hot Water

I know I live in the middle of the amber waves of grain state of ND. Yes, I understand we are a bit behind, or as I prefer to think of it, still in the simple times of trusting your neighbor, no crime rate and it's ok for kids to be dirty and never lock our doors, times. But I do enjoy indoor plumbing and hot water.

Yesterday evening after a full day of my little cowpokes running around outside, playing with toads, shooting garter snakes with a BB gun (supervised by me) , climbing trees, digging a hole in my gravel driveway and all the other typical daily activities of an almost 8 yr old, 4 yr old and wobbling 15 month old. We had come upon that time of day when mom doesn't need to wash the bathroom floor because there is already enough Mr. Bubble water all over it from our pirate adventures in the tub.

Problem.... NO HOT WATER.

Apparently, after that hot,sweaty rough rider cowboy of mine ventured down into the depths of our unfinished basement, mumbled quite loudly some profanities I'm sure he learned while in the Navy and stomped back up the stairs with a look on his face making me and the children want to run and hide our heads under the couch because I just know Ghangus Khan probably had that same look at some point. It was brought to my attention that the HUGE pile of dishes on my counter, go figure it was one of those dinners that require large amounts of dishes, was either going to have to sit there, which really wasn't an option, or I was going to have to boil water to do them.

Let me see if I can get this correct... The hose that brings water into the hot water heater is leaking, which caused water to run down the tank and make this little circuit, makes the hot water heater work correctly, thingy NOT WORK. In other words...it's broke, hopefully he can fix just that thing- ma- jigger and not have to buy a whole new heater. UHGGGG.

If I was a drinker at this moment I would pause, and go take a big old healthy swig of some liquor that would burn all the way down and make me feel better about my current predicament.

But I'm not, so I won't, I'll take a deep breath, pull out my canning pot and boil some water so as I can wash the dishes that have once again stacked up on my counter.

*That which does not break us only makes us stronger....with the way this year has been so far, I'm going to be one strong mama, put me on American Gladiators by the time it's all said and done.

1 comment:

  1. You've got my sympathies for sure. We lost our hot water heater once... it was almost apocolyptic.