Day Two of No Hot Water

We had a water leak in a pipe underneath the sink in one of our guest bathrooms here at Doright Manor. The water seeped into the carpet in an adjacent room—Studly Doright’s office. Fortunately we caught it before too many days went by. Studly Doright turned off our hot water, so at least I have access to cold water that can be heated for various uses.

I heated water for a “bath” in the sink on Saturday morning. My hair is still fairly short, so it wasn’t too difficult to clean. And I gave myself a sponge bath. I don’t feel as clean as I would following a shower, though. Today, I bought some dry shampoo. I hope it will yield good results.

Washing dishes was labor intensive, but not awful. Finding the right ratio of hot to cold water was a trial and error affair. I’m strongly encouraging the use of plastic cups and paper plates for the time being,

Some good news—the damages will be covered by our insurance. We’ll be responsible for paying a deductible, but will gladly do so rather than be stuck with a four or five thousand dollar repair bill.

The bad news? It might take awhile for Doright Manor to get back to normal. The insurance company will provide us with a list of plumbers, but the leak is in pipes running through the foundation of the house. Not an easy fix.

I’m so ready for normality. I just hope I recognize it when it arrives.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

4 thoughts on “Day Two of No Hot Water”

  1. Oh, jeez, I’m so sorry. I remember when my parents had to replace all the piping in their home. It was done by a neighbor plumber who thankfully did a great job, but I remember splurging for at least two nights in a nearby motel mainly for the shower and hot water. Glad to hear the insurance is doing what it’s supposed to do. – Marty

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  2. It might take awhile –is the insurance company going to pay you to stay in a motel so you can have hot water? This is a hardship! It’s also worth a try. I’m thinking waiting for an adjuster to call might be a while…..

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    1. I told my hubby we needed to ask the insurance company about a room. If we weren’t dealing with COVID I’d just go to one of the local city swimming pools and shower. Or a fitness center. Sigh.

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