Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Meet Warren...

Meet Warren... the water heater (everything needs a name, right?). So let me tell you a little bit about how Warren came into our lives. Once upon a time, Brian woke me from a dead sleep with these four little words: "Marsha... the water heater!!!!!".

You'd be surprised how fast you can wake up when someone yells at you (not nearly as fast as when your dog makes that horrible pre-i'mgonnabarfupeverythingi'veeatenforthelastthreedays sound, but pretty darn quick).

The old nameless water heater was spewing water all over the basement floor at an alarming rate. We could not find a water shut off valve for the water heater, so I shut off the main to the house (boy that puts a damper on things!!). Brian soaked up all the water with towels and shop vacs while I tried to contact plumbers. Guess what? Plumbers are not open at six in the morning!! They do, however, have answering services. After a couple calls, I found a plumber that would come replace the water heater that morning. Yeah!!! So.... $988 later, we have Warren (who has nice water AND gas shut off valves). And so they lived happily ever after (or at least for the eight years of Warren's warranty)

Now... we are getting the storm of the century (so they say). It's just snow and wind... a lot of both. This means drifts and convincing the flat coated weasels to go outside. The curly coated weasel doesn't seem to mind the snow although he was rather quick with the pottying tonight. So this little film is for you Melissa... Florida here we come!!



3 comments:

Catalina said...

Warren.... LOL love it!
I have a tankless water heater now, because my "Warren" flooded the basement. I really like my tankless water heater :) but it doesn't have a name.....

tervnmal said...

Hurray for Warren! Been there, done that, mopped the basement floor.

Got Syzygy said...

Warren is CUTE!! I was fascinated to see what poodle prints look like. HUM.....Hopefully they have the street plowed for you now! It sure was a crazy day!