I had no idea this is how we got our hot water. HF said I was probably the only person in the world that didn't know this. He has also reassured me that our house will not blow up, but it's still a possibility in the back of my mind. Anyone else have any shocking realizations like this? Now I'm wondering what else I might've overlooked. . .
Thursday, December 31, 2009
being a grownup
We've been doing a lot of grownup things these past few days, like cleaning out all the lint from the dryer ducts. I'm almost 30 and no one ever told me that you are supposed to clean out the ducts or it could cause a fire. We had a pile of lint the size of our 3 year old. For the last couple of weeks we were having to dry our clothes at least 4-5 cycles to get it dry. It's times like these that I realize that I've lived a fairy tale sort of life, believing that the lint fairy somehow took care of all the lint. I assumed HF believed in this same fairy, along with the fairy that does our dishes and does all the cooking. Along with dryer maintenance, I have also discovered that underneath our water heater is a gas flame! Just like one on a gas stove! My immediate thoughts were this: