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!!