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thankful for little things

November 23, 2017


for discovering the hot water tank was about to expire

before it caused a flood

exactly two years since my major flood – not sure I’d survive another

the original tank was located in the attic – who thought of that?

so we took the opportunity to move it

but the only place it would fit in my very small cottage

was the pantry, in the kitchen – which meant removing the storage shelves

and all the stuff  – which meant reorganizing the kitchen

and getting rid of a lot of that stuff!

thankful for a competent, reliable young plumber

he was as excited about this new type of tank as some of us are about a new loom

I resisted the urge to hide in the studio

so the weaving is progressing slowly

changed the weft from white to black

and the end is in sight

in the evenings

stitching on the boro cloth is slow and steady

with a good pile of scraps to choose from



4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2017 4:36 am

    Who would put a water heater in the attic?? That’s asking for trouble! I’m so glad you caught yours before a disaster–it makes me think we should have ours checked . . .


    • November 28, 2017 8:05 am

      Kerry – and the plumber tells me ordinary tanks are designed to have a short/limited time span. This one hopefully will be better.


  2. Louisa permalink
    November 24, 2017 10:06 am

    Our hot water heater died recently too! What is it with them that they are doomed to fail? We’re on #5 in the nearly 40 years we’ve been here. Glad you forestalled a leak anyway!

    Your boro stitching is much neater than mine!


    • November 24, 2017 10:48 am

      Louisa – this is my 2nd in 20+ years and the last – it has a life time guarantee. Admittedly more expensive but it will see me past my due date. One less thing to worry about and did you know you can get a little alarm gizzmo (like a tiny smoke alarm) that sits in the overflow pan and makes a very loud noise if it gets wet! Live and learn.


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