*shiver* Much as I tend to be a fan of a nice cold rinse after a boiling shower, I prefer to be the one ctonlling the temperature. This morning's was on the wrong side of tepid to be acceptable. Particularly when washing hair. Brrrr... Not so cold as to be unbreable, but certainly in the annoying category. And a cold rinse after a lukewarm shwoer feels far colder than after a hot one. Gues because ones skin hasn't been heated first.
Water was a bit funny yesterday too, but I still got a hot shower at least. I know they've been ripping up pipes of some description out back recently - the jackahmmers and concrete saws on Friday gave that particular game away - and they were working on it again today so I just assumed that it was likely a side effect. Though some warning would have been nice. Didn't think about it much further than that, simply hoped I'd have hot water by say, tonight or tomorrow.
Was chatting to Nae today while iw as down there visiting her and it was pointed out that if it was the water pipes then surely there would have been no running water at all.. Followed that with a phone call to Lindsay to see if he remembered better than I if my hot water service was gas or electric. He said eletric because it was under the kitchen sink. And to check the fuses when I got home, maybe it had blown. Ok...
Got home, all fuses intact, poked the hot water service, oh look, there's a gas tap... Can only assume they turned the gas off when digging up pipes and hence I lost my pilot light. Next problem was relighting it. Let's start with the fact that instructions are on the side of the unit and hence almost unreadable due to the lack of space between the wall and the unit. Getting past that, following them was easy enough. I could even swear I heard the pilot light after several attempts and a brief break to let the smell of gas dissipate. Oh and look, there it is, ncie blue flame... Now, how long does it take for hot water to heat anyways? Because what's coming out of the tap now is icy cold, nevermind lukewarm... *sigh* *taps foot imaptiently*
And gas makes me lightheaded... Though at least the back of the cupboard is ventilated.
And I was hoping for a nice hot bath tonight.