Hot Water

20 Sep

I started this blog with the plan to talk about my adjustment to retirement. It has become more of a discussion on a major remodel that may take forever before we can start to actually enjoy the freedom of retirement. We have lost just under 2 weeks by taking turns with the cold/flu that has been going around. The electrician gave it to us and to the plumber so their work stretched out far longer than they expected. Although they will both be back after we get walls put back together and put the kitchen sink into the sink base that we have yet to buy, they are gone for now. Both kitchen and bath have major holes in the walls. We have learned to cringe every time we  heard the saws start up again. Our house has ship lath (wide boards) on both inside and outside walls. The inside is covered with drywall and/or Masonite panels. The new wiring, and plumbing vent lines required a  lot of tear out. Now I need to come up with a good plan to bring things out for new drywall. I had not quite factored that into my timeline. I also need to close up the new temporary crawl space access that we have for the bathtub, kitchen sink and not yet laundry room. The plumber did pull out all of the old rusted water pipe and the old drain pipes. That plus the boxes and the old water heater will make a full dump run. We haven’t made a trip yet this month so next week will work just fine for that. We can go once a month for free. We have needed it.

All of this brings me to the real reason for this posting. We have a new hot water heater. We have new plumbing to the new faucet for the tub. Most importantly we now have a gas meter by the front porch which connects with the new water heater. We have actual hot water!!!  I’ll enjoy my evening with a long hot bath without having to heat the water on the stove in the trailer. Harry can do the same and in the morning we can have a hot rather than a luke warm  shower. It may inspire me to get started on those walls!


4 Responses to “Hot Water”

  1. gramajan September 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM #

    One can put up with a lot of inconveniences if there’s hot water available. Congratulations on reaching that milestone–hope the rest of the remodel picks up speed now.

  2. compterteach September 20, 2012 at 3:52 PM #

    I can only hope. Right now it looks like so much but my energy level is not up to par. I do understand why Scarlet O’Hara said, “tomorrow is another day.”

    • Nancy September 22, 2012 at 10:58 AM #

      he hot water will give you lots of nice hot baths. And the nice hot baths should speed your recovery. So maybe that revived energy level is on the horizon. You really are getting there. And winter comes much later in Texas than in Wenatchee.

  3. compterteach September 22, 2012 at 3:07 PM #

    Thank you my dear friend. Today it is easy to be reminded that winter is still a way off. We hit 97 today. The next 5 days are to be in the mid 90’s. I’d rather have upper 80’s but at least it is still warm.

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