Monday's adventure didn't take us away from home. It's just very lucky that we were home.
When I went to take my shower I soon ran out of hot water. I shouted to Tom that we were out of hot water and he went down stairs to check the circuit box. As he stepped into the laundry room on the way to the garage, he splashed into a pool of water on the floor.
Oh, oh. Yep, the water heater was leaking. He called the plumbing company that installed that water heater some years ago, and then we got busy cleaning up the water with sponges and a wet vac. We had just finished mopping up when Southwest plumbing arrived, just an hour after Tom called them.
To the rescue!
Of course it meant we needed a new water heater. The guys got busy draining the old one and removing it, then installing the new one.
As they were finishing up, we all shared a few minutes watching the World Cup game that we had on in the kitchen, as Morocco scored and then Spain equalized. We talked soccer for a bit before the guys went on their way.
This could have happened while we were away all day for three days at our conference. It could have happened tomorrow, when we will be in Oregon for three days. It didn't. It happened while we were home, and had the time to deal with it. We could have had to wait hours for help. We didn't. We could have suffered lots of water damage. We didn't. We could pull out the credit card and take care of the $2000 bill, knowing we could pay it off right away.
The job was done by 11:30, and all the rest of the day we marveled at our good fortune.
We are feeling grateful.