Monday, July 8, 2013

Grateful For Hot Water!

Have you ever thought about our modern conveniences and how wonderful they all are.  Heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.  A refrigerator and freezer.  An oven and stove top.  Indoor plumbing!!!  Hot and cold running water at the tap when ever we should want a little or a lot.  God is so good.  It really does make life so much easier and simpler.  We are so used to it we just take it for granted sometimes.  Well, most of the time. 
We have in the past lost power for varying lengths of time.  Storms roll in or an ice storm downs power lines causing us to loose power from a few hours to a few days.  Daily we take for granted the running water flowing into our home.  The ability to flip a light switch to see in the dark, plug in an appliance or make a simple meal.  When the power is off we still out of habit flip that light switch.  Or for us turn on a faucet.  Our well pump is an electric one.  So no power = no water.  No worries about us flushing toilets.  We have a bucket and a pool...there is 2000 flushes there!  :)

A little over three weeks ago our tankless water heater went on the fritz.  It is the only way for us to have warm or hot water.  Praise God it didn't happen this winter or the water coming in from the well would have been hard to tolerate even for hand washing, it comes into the house so cold.

The tankless water heater was kicking in every 1 1/2 minutes or so warming the water to just about luke warm and then you got 3 minutes of freezing cold.  We had to time our showering.  Jump in, wait for the few moments of luke warm.  Wet  up and soap up while standing out of the stream of freezing cold water.  Wait for the luke warm and rinse as quickly as you can.  Not fun.  Still grateful I didn't have to go and draw the water from a well, bucket by bucket.  So grateful for the running water.  Just missed the warm water part more than you know.

My wonderful husband researched for hours on line.  Trying this and that.  FOR THREE WEEKS!  I have been a patient wife.  I know we can not afford a new one right now or even a plumber to put it in.  So I waited for Tim to exhaust all the options.

Well, today was the day.  I finally heard the words.....Can't fix it.  Don't know what to do to get it going again.  So we need to break down and just put one on credit and get it going again.  Although we hate to put anything on credit I am so grateful it is available and we have that option.  And our very kind plumber said he would wait on payment till we got paid.  Thank you Lord!

As of now. Praise be to God.  We have cold, warm and HOT! running water again.  YIPEE!!  I am so grateful for the modern conveniences that we are blessed with.  Just so very grateful.  I once again am reminded to be grateful for all the conveniences we have.  No matter how small. 

1 Thessalonians 5:18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

May we all be grateful for the simple things in life!   God is so good.  Always!



  1. Oh my, yes!! There is nothing like warm water! You are a good person to wait and not complain. Glad you got a new one and a flexible plumber!!

    1. Yes, I am abundantly grateful to have it back and will never take a hot shower for granted again! :) Blessings!