This week is Spring Break. As always, so many things to do, so few finances. We replaced our gas hot water heater with an electric one which two days to do. It was interesting since we were doing it ourselves. Once we got it out, we discovered a calcium cap over a pipe. Apparently there were leaks and the minerals calcified to make the plug. Well, we got it off. The utility closet where it was nearly flooded. Luckily we managed to plug the hole. We forgot to turn off the water before doing this, so we did it soon after the “flood.”
Before we installed the tank, we had to run new wiring since we were switching from gas to electric. Problem: the electric panel outside was almost 30 years old. Half of it had been upgraded when we bought the house a few years ago, but the other half was needing an upgrade. Well, the wire was run through to the panel. Had to go back up into the attic to pull it through.
So, now we put in the tank and turned on the water. The reason why I say it took two days was that Day 1, we put in the tank and wiring. Day 2 was finishing it, checking to for leaks and sparks. Cleaning up the tools and other miscellaneous items.
There are new books out on my Smashwords page, The Mystery of Pine Lake. If you like ghost stories and summer, this is for you. As always, they are also available at all major ebook retailers.
Have fun on your Spring Break!