We’re in a bit of hot water – at last !
Wednesday evening last week I had a shower after doing some rowing. While I was getting dressed afterwards, I heard a loud “bang” and the lights flickered. Fearing the worst, I ran to the study, looking for smoke that would indicate something had blown up. Nothing there.
I checked the lounge – everything looked fine there. Kitchen ? Nope – no problems. mmm. Then I noticed a bit of a funny smell coming from the laundry. Sure enough, the hot water service had scorch marks on it from where it had blown. *sigh*, we knew this was going to happen sometime soon, but I would have been happier if it had lasted another couple of weeks.
The worst part was that I had a flight on the red-eye up to Brisbane on Thursday morning – departing 6:35am … I was planning on being up at 4:30am to have a shower before I left, but the best I was able to do now was to boil the kettle and pour some into the bathroom handbasin to wash myself down with. I wouldn’t even have time for a shower at the Qantas club lounge before I left.
We didn’t hear back from the repair people until lunchtime Friday, by which time they were too booked up to come that afternoon – so we made an appointment for Saturday, just after lunch.
LJ had been able to have showers at work, so she was okay, but I was left with my kettle and washing myself out of the basin for 3 days. We had an old plastic jug that I worked out how much cold water I needed to put in so that when I topped it up with hot water from the kettle it was an acceptable temperature to pour over my head so I could wash my hair. If it wasn’t wintertime I would have just had a cold shower – I’ve done that before … but it’s just way too cold in winter for that.
Anyway, hot water service was replaced on Saturday and so now we are back in hot water – and how nice it is too!