Thursday, December 14, 2006

Crap! Crap! Yay! Yay!

Crap #1:

Our new water heater stopped working. A little investigation revealed no reason why it stopped. Further investigation revealed that the appliance had blown a fuse. We discovered this after stores had closed, and we had no replacement 25-amp fuses on hand. Elvi replaced the one blown fuse with a 20-amp fuse.

Of course, the water heater blew that out and by my turn for the shower this morning, I had only half a shower's worth of hot water left.

We decided to switch to 30-amp fuses. The water heater is not only hooked up to the fusebox, but to a circuit breaker farther up the line. The 30-amp fuses are safe. We're pretty sure.

Crap #2:

The water heater is not the only naughty appliance. Our dishwasher decided to stop draining. We can hear the motor working, so I suspect it's a clog. There is no water in the drainage hose.

Unfortunately, we can't get to the drain under the washer, and even if we did clear the clog, the dirty water would run out onto our kitchen's hardwood floors. (No, I don't know why - and it's the second consecutive house I've lived in with a hardwood kitchen floor.)

Looks like a job for Dishwasher Repair Person.

Yay #1:

I just finished grading all work and submitted all grades. Time to get to that travel article.

Yay #2:

I just checked. We have hot water again. Time to wash that still-dirty half of me.


Blogger Naila J. said...

Are you sure half of you is still dirty?

Kinda hard to wash only half of your body... :P

Maybe you're more like 3/4 clean...

December 14, 2006 5:32 PM  

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