Monday, June 29, 2009

Let There Be Hot Water

Lookie what got installed at my house today...

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!!

19 comments:

Sydney said...

Lmfao. The things that men do, I tell ya.

Faithful said...

You are soo WISE to "Never look a gift horse in the mouth!" I have done it too many times over the years to my dear hubby and now he never does any handy-man jobs for me anymore! (I SINGLE-HANDEDLY painted the outside of my house last year) Now...I have to do all that stuff myself and my work looks much worse than your hubby's!

Congrats on getting your pic choosen for the paper...that was one of my favorites.

Shirley said...

Attaboy, husband of the Wife! So you made a little large on the cut- at least the tank don't leak!

fernvalley01 said...

Minor dammages , Major bonus , It all works out , Didn't hear the little voice or just ignored it?

Neas Nuttiness said...

That's easily fixable - just don't look at it:-)

bekah said...

haha nothing that cant be fixed! At least he installed it! Yay!

lisa said...

That is great that he fixed it. My hubby is pretty good at fixing things, the only thing I don't like is that he gets things out to fix it with and never puts it back! The only thing he doesn't mess with is the electrical stuff. I love it that a man can fix things and be an all around man. There is so many guys that have to call someone to get things fixed no matter what it is.

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

Pocket knife. Everybody needs one! LOL! Yay for the new hot water heater.

Broken Y said...

Hehe! I'd been married to my husband about two years, he was an A/P Mechanic at the time - he was installing a new hot water heater in our new little house and I asked, "Are you sure you know what you are doing?" He put his tools down, looked at me and said, "Paula, I take million dollar airplanes apart every day and put them back together again and guess what?" I looked at him like he was going to tell me something really "big" and he said, "They fly." I walked out of the room, never questioned him again. He just knows it better work!

Broken Y said...

P.S. My husband says, "If you don't find 'em handsom, you better find 'em handy!"

Lins said...

Atta boy! There isn't much better than a man that's willing to tackle some projects around the house! :)

The Wades said...

Well done, husband! And progress, not perfection--that's all we ask for.

Jocelyn said...

Oh you are so correct on that point. I NEVER EVER criticize when the DH does any sort of repair or handi-work. I am just grateful he got it done.

Otherwise it could be many cold showers for us too.

HOT water heaters are a total drag to install.....

missy said...

bahahahaha.......why are men that way?!!?!?!?!?!?
but yes you are right.....he did do it so we must not forget to remember that when they do things like this!!!!! we have to take the good with the bad.....and a cold shower would be bad!!!!

Andrea said...

Hooray for hot water!! Down here if you turn on the cold water it's still warm....uhg.....But I do know hot water is wonderful!!

And I had a good laugh at your husband breaking out his pocket knife!! LOL!! That is great!!

J and J Acres said...

Ohh... a nice BIG one! And Hubby did a good job installing it!!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Well thank goodness that he got it switched out before you had a big problem LOL!! I too have a hubby that thinks his knife is the cure all LOL!! MEN!!

Homestay Mama said...

Holes can be patched. You're lucky to have a hubby that isn't afraid to make repairs and one who finishes the job once he starts!

Anonymous said...

Ha! That's the way my husband repairs things too!

Cindy in Tennessee