Monday, October 15, 2012

Water Heater...

Or do you call it your hot water heater? 
Is this a trick?!
Or do you feel hot water heater is like saying PIN/VIN number?
Regardless OURS decided to stop working on Saturday.  BUMMERS!!!
Yes it is horrible to not have hot water BUT it was even worse because my hair kinda smelled like an ashtray.... I blame Anngela! HAH! no just kidding - I can't blame her she doesn't smoke!  Her birthday was last Friday and we went out and had a party! YAY! 
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at Cowboys (woot!) and danced the night away (holla!) and while restaurants here in the sunshine state are smoke free, the bars are NOT. So when it came time to shower and the water never got cold....I hesitated.  I know - for shame! 
Nothing a little dry shampoo and hair 'fabreeze' can't help =) SOOO that is what I did for parts of my Saturday. .. thankfully I didn't leave the house at all on Saturday.   

When I did finally bite the proverbial bullet, it was THE most ridiculous thing. I stood as FAR away from the shower head as possible and only stuck my HAIR under the water.  I stepped away from the water, hastily washed my hair and did the same lean way back move to get the soapies out of my hair.
To wash the rest of me was even more pitiful and FREEZING! I practically just splashed water on myself from afar.

Needless to say, after getting out of the shower, I put on my slippers and a sweatshirt. I'm not joking - i was FREEZING! I even cuddled up under a blanket.   And let's be real, it was 85+ outside, so it isn't like we are dealing with cool Autumn temperatures or anything!

Thankfully, I have learned how to deal with one day worn hair and didn't have to suffer through another freezing cold shower this morning! Cold showers AND Monday morning work would DEFINITELY equal one unhappy Ashley and that is NEVER good for anyone.

The Husband did go out and find another tank-less water heater for a decent price and scooped that baby up.  Ideally, by the time I get home from my run tonight it will be all hooked up! Fingers Crossed!!  One thing is for sure though, had we forgone a water heater we would DEFINITELY save on our water bill and of course our electric bill.  This girl is NOT prepared to make that kind of sacrifice lol - it makes me grumpy to stand in cold water!!! Can anyone say first world problems???!!?

Could you go without hot water for any length of time?
Do cold showers make you cranky?


Kristen said...

Cold showers are the worst!! So glad you're getting it fixed!

Betty said...

We went through almost the exact same thing a little over a year ago...and it sucked. It took us 5 days to get a new one (because they accidently tried to install the wrong one, and then we had to wait for the right one to arrive). We spent those days showering at friend's houses, heating up water to wash dishes, etc. Good times. But I will say that my first shower after we got the new heater was divine. Hoping your new water is installed for ya! said...

Nope, that would drive me crazy. I am a germaphobe, my dishes would not be clean in cold water. Gross lol

Aubrey S. said...

I do NOT do cold showers. I don't care how hot it is outside. I want a steamy shower, or I just won't bathe at all. I don't care if it's disgusting; once I'm cold, it takes forever to warm up.

Hope that new heater is installed. Out of curiosity, where did your husband get it? We've been discussing the idea of going tankless for a long time.