Well, Not Nearly As Much . . .

For the first time in a couple of days we were able to sit outside this morning with our coffee, but not for too long because of the very high humidity. But it was nice while it lasted.

But before I came back in I put the drain plug back in the water heater. I had removed it yesterday to drain the unit so I could patch the leak. Then inside, I turned the pump on, and the hot water side of the bathroom faucet open, I let it spit and sputter for a while, until the flow was steady. That meant that the water heater tank was full and that I could safely turn the power on and give us some hot water.

And after a few minutes of observation I still had a leak, but another leak, in another place. But a much smaller leak, actually just a dribble. It seems the area of corrosion is larger than I thought and was hidden under some more of the fiber insulation. But this smaller leak didn’t show up until the larger leak was stopped.

What’s kind of funny about this is that I think the water heater actually started leaking about a month ago. At least enough so that the carpet in the bedroom started getting damp.

But at the time, we had had about a week of steady rains, about 15 inches worth, and since the dampness stopped a couple of days after the rains, I figured it was just a small roof or window leak that only showed up with the heavy, steady downpour. But I’m thinking now it was just the first sign of the water heater leak.

However why it went away for a month, I don’t know.

I’ll check it out more tomorrow, but right now it’s very possible that the leak is small enough that we can live with it until I get a new water heater in.

The rest of the afternoon consisted of lunch at Gator’s once again with our usual.

Jan’s Strawberry Walnut Salad with Grilled Chicken, and

Gator's Bar & Grill Strawberry Walnut Salad with Chicken

my Blackened Chicken Sandwich with Bacon. And yes, there is a blackened chicken breast under all that bacon.

Gator's Blackened Chicken Sandwich 20210629

Then it was on to get haircuts, and then a stop at Home Depot and WalMart.

And home by about 4pm.

Jan and I’ve been binge-watching The Closer and Major Crimes, and down to the last 5 or so episodes of MC, we were not expecting what happen to happen. WOW!

Thought For The Day:

Remember, husbands are the best people to tell secrets to. They can’t tell anyone because they probably weren’t even listening to begin with.

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