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House troubles.

just Chris
I have good news and bad news about my house.

The good news: You know those carbon-monoxide alarms you can get combined with your fire alarm? Well, mine work, as they went off last night (both of them). I changed the batteries before going to bed, thinking that was the problem - and also opened the doors to let in the sauna-air, just in case.

The bad news: This morning, on a hunch, I looked into the utility closet and discovered that the vent atop the gas-fired water heater had slipped off. Odd; has the house settled that much? Then I noticed water around the bottom of the water heater... seems it's about to blow, not only leaking a bit but also settling in a discomforting way.

Great month for this discovery: This is the month I don't get paid, and also the month I pay for my vehicle tabs, taxes, and insurance. *sigh*

Fate, you are mean-hearted.

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msmitti
Aug. 4th, 2013 04:05 am (UTC)
I think fate gets bored sometimes and does this stuff for giggles.
mckitterick
Aug. 5th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
So it seems. *sigh*
siro_gravity
Aug. 4th, 2013 07:31 am (UTC)
yikes.

i know how you feel, though, with the financial lapse coupled with increased financial burden. hey, it's a fun ride, right?
mckitterick
Aug. 5th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's a ride all right *g*
tully01
Aug. 4th, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
This is why my water heater is in the basement on a concrete floor, next to one of the floor drains. And there is a basement because this is KANSAS, and I don't like twisters.
mckitterick
Aug. 5th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, sure, yuck it up, you with your "basement" and "safe place to go for tornadoes."
carmy_w
Aug. 5th, 2013 09:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, man! Well, yay for CO alarms that work!
And yay for finding the leak before it decided to add 40 or whatever gallons to the floor of the utility closet!
Bad bad timing, though for the bill situation.
mckitterick
Aug. 5th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
All that's true - at least we're still alive and healthy, and the house isn't flooded!

Sears will install the new water heater on Thursday to the tune of $900. Ouch.
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