Yep, a new hot water heater. The husband noticed the old one was leaking while I was gone last week. After inspection, we decided it best to buy a new one.
So today, the husband installed it all by himself! That is quite the feat around here. And the only extra damage caused was this...
He took his POCKET KNIFE to the wall when the pipe wouldn't fit properly. Luckily, sense kicked in before he cut up the length of the wall! Realized he couldn't cut through the outside wall and decided to get some elbow joints.
I noticed the enlarged hole in the wall when I got home but didn't say a word. If that was the worst of it, he actually did very well. Later, he mentioned it to me. I asked if when he was cutting the wall, did he ever hear my voice in the back of his mind say "remove your pocket knife from my wall!" He said no but he did realize he should stop. Hey, we are making progress!!