14 March 2013
The First Repair
The day after we moved in, the water heater died. It quit while I was quickly hand washing the few dishes we had until we unpacked the others. It most likely could have been repaired with a new, inexpensive heating element but since I hadn't had a chance to shower in over two days, I was more than happy to slap down our payment for a brand new (and bigger!) water heater.
Jack had the new one in within an hour. We laughed at the date on the old water heater: 1971. Seeing as our house was built in 1976, it gave us a few good chuckles theorizing how a water heater predating a house managed to happen.
Whatever the reason, I'm enjoying nice hot showers and thinking every day how lucky I am that Jack is so handy.