My Life Undone by a Broken Water Heater

It’s been 5 days without hot water at home and I’m barely holding on.  My woes started late Friday evening when I heard a loud hissing coming from the garage.  I went outside to check was was going on and the garage was filled with steam and water was streaming from the bottom of the water heat through my garage, down the driveway and into the street.  It’s my general policy to not touch potentially hot things, so I left this to my husband to deal with.  The poor man was still out saving some busted server in LA when this happened.  When he did come home he turned off the gas and the water, gave me a sorrowful look followed by a hug, and then went to bed.  He knew this would be especially hard on me.

We bought a new water heater at our local Sears on Saturday.  The plumber finally called yesterday to tell me that the install would take place sometime on Friday.  

I take a hot shower in the morning to wake-up and gather my thoughts for the day and I a take a long hot bath after work to relax, catch up on some reading, and gather my thoughts after a long day.  My husband is the same.  I have not be able to wake up for 5-days, I have not been able to gather my thoughts for 5-days, and I have not been able to relax for 5-days.  My brain is totally fractured and my head hurts.  My husband and I are exhibiting signs of depression — excessive sleep, can’t get out of bed in the morning, feelings of hopelessness, … etc.  I hate cold sink baths.  The whole situation has caused me to become very irritable.  Anyhow, with my last remaining shred of sanity I face dinner with my best friend and her two children — girls, 4 and 18-months old … both of whom last week had diarrhea and vomiting.  These two kids, bless their hearts, are ACTIVE.  After that I have 3-hours of Japanese class.  Somebody please scrape my crumpled body off the floor and put me out of my misery … I will be working from home tomorrow so as not to expose anyone to the growing dark cloud circling over my head.  I never thought losing hot water at home would disrupt my world so greatly.

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