Sunday, January 4, 2009

«Hot Water Tank Failure»

Over at my dad's house we've had a hot water tank failure and not the time to fix it. We have it disconnected so it doesn't keep leaking, and we now have a replacement tank. So, what could possibly be more important to do around the house than re-gaining hot water? (Taking a shower would be a bit... cold.)

Answer: Snow removal. Specifically from the roof. After all, if the roof caves in hot water isn't going to do us much good. Last week we had 2-3 feet of snow dumped on us, then we went into a bit of a cold and clear period. We figured it'd warm up and melt off. Well, it warmed up... And started to snow again. We're supposed to get up to another 2 feet. Crap.

It's a rather small house, however it is 2 floors tall. A slip and fall off the roof could very well be fatal. So that's what I'll be doing today. Shoveling snow I mean; I don't plan on the fatal part.

And no, this week's Motivational Monday won't be proof that I survived it. I've scheduled that post ahead of time already.

EDIT: After Monique's comment, I decided to make a little update here. I didn't have to shovel the roof, so I'm fine.


  1. I would be tempted to change the pipes so that hot water was running through the hose and spray the roof, but that doesn't appear to be a viable option at the moment.

    Be careful!

  2. And then what... no update to say you made it? Just leave us hanging? How rude.

    Funny though because just as I began to read the disclaimer about your Motivational Monday I was scrolling up to see if it was there.

  3. @ Looney: Probably wouldn't work as well as you'd think. And it'd require a lot of expensive energy.

    @ Monique: You're right, I should have made a little update.

  4. Now we know you made it through. How did it go?

  5. @ Monique: It rained.

    I linked it here so others can find it easier.


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