Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Too Early To Be Playing With Wet Carpet

There were no cars on the road this morning, so no bumper sticker count. I thrashed around until 4 a.m. this morning when I realized the reason I couldn't sleep was that I didn't know how the water heater replacement person was going to get my old water heater out of the basement when the drain is on one side of the room and the water heater is on the other and there's 12 feet of carpet in the way. The solution involved a box cutter and the back porch. It wouldn't have been so bad, but the beer fridge was a little bit of a bear to move around on the wet carpet in such a way I could get the carpet out from under it.

There's a lesson here for Erik, a new homeowner in my group. If you need your water heater to break (or furnace) because you think it might be on its way out, try to find a moderately expensive piece of furniture to buy, because that's what pushed mine over the edge - took less than six hours after finding my wife money for a wine cart she wanted for the kitchen to break.

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