Monday morning came and the home warranty people called by 8AM. Now to me, this is good response time. But then this is my first experience. They informed me a contractor would be contacting me. And so he did within 5 or 10 minutes of the first call. Impressive. Until...."The soonest I can be out there is Wednesday." ummm...no. I turned him over to my husband. I did this for two reasons: Rich saw the damage not me. And repairMEN respond better to men. Whatever. Well man or not, he had the same song for Rich. So we are supposed to go 3 days without hot water. So not happening. I need a shower. I was getting riper by the second!
I quickly called the Home Warranty people back and explained the situation. He said that until it has been 24 hours we can not be considered priority. I assured him that it had been 24 hours. This IS a priority. He clarified with 24 hours from the time we made the claim. Okay I get that. He then said that he would try to find someone else who could come out today. He succeeded. They were at my door in about 30 minutes. I barely had time to "freshen up."
They looked kind of like thugs. One more so than the other. Is this a good idea after all? Should I have waited? They worked quickly and then told me they were leaving to get the new water heater. They were back within an hour. I asked how long it would take to fill and how soon the water would be hot. 15 minutes to fill and about an hour and a half to heat.
It turned out that the one that looked the "thuggiest" was really super nice. He has 4 kids, three of which go to the same school as my little middle. The other guy was a little creepy. Creepy like keep your kids away. I was bigger than him both in height and weight. I could easily take him. Don't mess with Mama Bear! *ahem*
After they left, and I had water and hot water on the way, I started thinking about things we simply take for granted until we do not have them. Things like hot water. water--mine was shut off while they worked. Electricity. Cars. So my question for the day is: What do you take for granted? What did you do when you had to go without? Did you appreciate it more after you got it back? I know I did. My shower was so lovely and warm it was hard to get out.
Isn't it purdy?