Stethoscope Break and Basement Water Leak

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Time for a new stethoscope…the tubing on mine broke in half last night at work.  I had a feeling it was nearing the end of its life as it was getting stiffer and stiffer.  Of course now I need to determine which kind I’m going to get as they are not cheap.  I’m thinking maybe the Littmann Lightweight, in a cool color!

Work was okay…ER for four hours and then back to ICU for the final eight.  It was my first night on again with the doctor that I tend to not like to talk to…OF COURSE I needed to call him…TWICE.  Thankfully no yelling tonight.

After waking up from my sleep, I was greeted by Kimm immediately.  She started telling me that we had a pretty bad leak in the basement from our hot water heater.  She was making lunch when she heard some running water in the basement and when she went down to investigate, she said the water was pouring out of the hot water tank.   Thankfully she remembered to turn off the water supply to the tank and it stopped.   She attempted to call the plumber that her parents had used recently (cheaper than our plumber) but of course…NO CALL BACK.  So she ended up calling our plumber and explaining the situation and just from her description, they seem to think that the pressure coming in from the main line is too high and thus tripped off the valve on the hot water tank that senses pressure, and then diverts the water out a little pipe on the side of the hot water tank.  Their estimate to repair: $500.  Ugh.  Why is it that just when you feel you are getting ahead, just a little, something like this happens??

So because the water was turned off to the hot water heater, there was no available hot water.  We decided to turn lemons into lemonade and order out for dinner!  Hello pizza and fries 🙂

And then we went out for our date night…Barnes and Noble it was again!  What can I say, we’re predictable.  We both enjoyed reading some books while sipping on a Coconut Mocha Frappacino.   We left in time to watch Elementary at home.

Besides having to heat up some water in the microwave before heading up to bed in order to rinse our teeth after brushing, our night was pretty much unaffected by the water leak situation.

The plumber is due out between 8-9 am so it’s an early alarm clock for us.


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