Me: Hey Mark, we don't have any hot water!
Mark: [pause, then a sigh] OK.
He heads into the kitchen for a lighter, then disappears under the house.
A couple minutes later:
Mark: So, I guess it's about time we look into that tankless water heater we've been talking about.
Me: Ah, crap.
At least I just washed the diapers a day ago. And I got a shower yesterday (Mark is not so lucky). The girls are a mess, but they might get a giggle out of a bathtub filled with the big stove pot.
Or maybe, this husband of mine will surprise me and have the whole thing working before he leaves town for a gig. Tomorrow.
We now have no water, at all.
And no gas.
And I'm considering just putting a sign up in our yard reading, "DUMP"
But we also have a new flash water heater on the wall.
Which has no power (not yet plugged in).
Or, you know, water in it.
Or a proper sized gas pipe running into it.
But it's on the wall!
AND! And I have a new camera with which to distract myself.
Now, if I can only distract the hungry, dirty children who expect me to fix them dinner with no water or gas for the oven. Of course, I do have a microwave and a toaster oven as well as an electric steamer thingie. Even with those items that DO work and would make it possible for me to put together a meal, I'm hoping to go pick up pizza. And then run off to see a movie. WIthout the dirty, yet highly useful husband.
Keep your finger crossed for me.
I didn't get to go to the movie.
BUT I HAVE HOT WATER!
My man totally came through.