I woke up yesterday thinking it was already going to be an interesting day but have you ever looked at something on one day and imagine it did something only to have it happen a couple of days later?? I guess it’s where that “knock on wood” thing comes from.
“Knocking on wood – in Britain the phrase is “touch wood” – is an apotropaic tradition of literally touching, tapping, or knocking on wood, or merely stating that one is doing or intend to do so, in order to avoid “tempting fate” after making a favourable observation, a boast, or declaration concerning one’s own death or other unfavorable situation beyond one’s control.” – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anyway, in our laundry room we have a washer and dryer that are up on a platform and straight back is the heater for the house, tucked in the corner an the other side of the platform and dryer is the hot water heater and the other day I was in there thinking, “Boy, I hope that never goes out, I won’t know how to get the darn thing out”. Well guess what happened?….. Yep, randomly walked in the laundry room yesterday and it was like a steam bath, a small stream of water coming from the top of the hot water heater, down the side and into the drain pan…great.
Grass Valley, I think, prides itself on not being on the Internet and even though most businesses have websites a lot of skilled craftspersons do not so I called Sierra Plumbing, (our local plumbing supply), to see if they would give recommendations for a plumber. They said “sure thing” and rattled off about seven names with numbers and I quickly left seven messages. Well, Jeff from 49er Plumbing and Drain was the first to call and he came over within the half hour,…phewww. Great guy, down to earth and straight forward. We decided together with the water heater being 14 years old and with there being less than perfect plumbing holding it together that we would completely replace all of it, including the old valve which was almost impossible to shut off. Anyway, without any wasted motions or time Jeff (owner/operator) working continually through my constant “retired guy” talking and finishing the job in very much a timely manner…..and saved the day!
So here’s to both Sierra Plumbing http://sierraplumbingsupply.com and to 49er Plumbing and Drain Service!!
Thank you Both!!