Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's been a long time comin'...

Well this morning we woke to quite an adventure. I noticed an unusual sound of water rippling in our basement. Odd--since it hadn't rained in a while, therefore meriting no expected basement leaks. So I braved it...went to the basement and stepped with caution. I peered around the corner to our storage and laundry area and saw water leaking from under our water heater. We had a slow and steady leak for a many months, but we never took it seriously. Well now we did. The bottom of our water heater had completely rusted away and water was going straight through. Thank goodness our basement is slanted and the water streamed right into our drain--phew! So we ended up asking our friends Devin and Bethany and their 9 week old stud of a baby, Jonas, to come over and give us their opinion since they just had the same thing happen to them. And Devin said we were due for a new one. Jason came home from Apex, was the most amazing help, encourager, supporter, and husband to me because he took Reagan with him to Lowes to buy a replacement. I have really been battling nausea today and needed to lie down for a long time. So Devin helped Jason and Reagan pick out a water heater and they all came back to dismantle the old and attach the new...which took many many hours. But in the end, we're doing well with a nice new water heater which we can take advantage of tomorrow. Most of all, I'm thankful we could hang out with Devin, Bethany, and Jonas--quite spontaneously. Most fascinating part of this whole ordeal: within three minutes of our old water heater being in the back yard by our trash can, someone took it for gold. What a lovely part of living in Belmont, one man's junk is another man's surprsing treasure...

Jason and I are watching Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. I'm amazed at the make up jobs the artists did on the orks. So ugly yet so remarkable! Well I'm off to eat something light before I head to bed. P.S., the closing ceremony of the Olympics were breathtaking!

3 comments:

Mags said...

Oh I am so sorry about your water heater! What a croc! However, I am impressed ya'll got down to business and fixed it right away! Well done! Can't wait to see you this weekend! We love you

Lisa said...

way to go jason for taking the baby with you to the store so rachel could rest.

i'm beccy. said...

hang in there! :o)! lots of love from nebraska headed your way today.