This past week has been challenging to say the least! My hot water heater died Wednesday night, and I found out while I was in the shower. Not fun. I was hoping that someone was washing dishes or doing laundry, but it was confirmed Thursday that I definitely needed to replace the hot water heater.
I was lucky enough to find a contractor who could get a new tank installed on Friday! Thank you Loyal Plumbing!! They arrived as promised and installed a new hot water heater, got everything up to code and also installed a pressure valve and a salt-less water softener and filter. I was delighted and couldn’t wait to enjoy a hot shower!
Alas, it was not meant to be. Marta came upstairs shortly after we got home that evening and urgently asked that we come and look at her room. When we got down there, water was pouring from her ceiling. 😳. I took the ceiling tile out only to have it crumble in my hands as a torrent of water sloshed down on me.
After turning the water off and investigating, my sweetheart discovered that the water was seeping from an old copper line, probably to an icemaker on a long gone refrigerator. The line had been pinched off at the end, but had somehow corroded and started leaking. He found that it had a shut off valve that had no switch, so the water was just running into the defunct line and from that line into Marta’s bedroom.
Because all the hardware stores were closed, a repair would have to wait for the next morning. The plan was for my sweetie and me to hit the hardware store in the morning to find a cap for the pipe. The next morning I was prepared to head there first thing to find that part. Instead, my sweetheart showed up holding a bag with the needed part and proceeded to cap the line, allowing all of us the opportunity for hot showers and even more importantly the ability to flush the toilets without filling up the tank with stored water. 😉
To him, I know it is a small thing, but to me it is huge! Being there for me in my time of need means so much more than any gift he could give me. I thank my lucky stars and my guardian angels and whatever divine intervention brought us together ❤.
Thank you, my hero❤😘❤