Things have slowly wound down to a standstill around here due to this problem.
Our water heater with it's 5 year warranty made it to 7 years and tried to blow up. We do have hot water, but I have to turn the breaker on for 35 min. before I need the water and then turn it off.
Shopping for a new water heater is a challenge when you live in the sticks. It required a drive to Coeur d'Alene to find one that would fit in our space. We have a rescue team arriving this afternoon to help us move out the old one and move in the new one. Retired Mountain Man will then use his "Guy Guy" skills and finish the installation.
I have to admit that I have been enjoying no hot water. There is no pressure to be canning salsa, green tomatoes, chutney or jam. I get to take a break to spend more time practicing my guitar and piano and whatever! The carrots have been harvested though and are resting in their winter bed of sand in the root cellar.
This is a very comforting fall photo.