Last night I walked past my front door and happened to notice that there was water running out of the garage. "This can't be good" I thought - upon checking it out, there was water running out from the hot water heater. Apparently, it sprung a leak and was flooding the garage. I got the water intake turned off which stopped the flow.
So, this morning I had to stay home from work to deal with having no hot water for a shower, calling a plumber to come replace it, and cleaning up the mess in the garage. It's the original hot water heater for the house, making it 26 years old. So, I guess we got good service from it. But, it's $1,000 expenditure to replace that I really cannot afford right now.
Not to mention that I am moving to the day shift at Walmart starting this week. Not showing up for work is such a great way to make a good first impression with the new boss. I did call in, but still ...
Mind you, our microwave started smoking a couple of months ago and the broiler in our oven no longer works. I find myself wondering which major appliance is next.
I was finally reaching a point where I was starting to feel like I really need to lift myself out of this funk that I'm in - and then BAM! - something else slams me down again. I just don't want to do this anymore. I want my old life back - the one where I had a job that pulled in enough money to pay the bills and handle little emergencies like this.
My only consolation was the plumbers young assistant ... who ... um ... was some nice eye candy.