So, remember this post? Well, yesterday early morning (like 5AM early) Zoo says, “you know how we’re always like, I hope the boiler lasts? It’s leaking.”
Me: The boiler’s broken?
Zoo: Right, the hot water heater.
Me: *stares and wonders how that’s the same thing* So it’s not the boiler?
Zoo: No. But it’s flooding in the basement a little. Keep an eye on it.
Me: *spending all day mopping up constant flood of water in said basement*
Plumber (later on that evening after replacing the water heater): I know you said the boiler’s also doing something weird, but I didn’t hear any rattling.
Me: It was doing it this afternoon. And then, when I put the heat to 68 in another zone, this zone goes to 74. And it’s the same zone that’s rattling.
Plumber: Well, it’s this radiator that’s close to the thermostat that’s making that heat go up.
Me: *trying to be logical* It’s been there for 6 years and that’s never happened.
*Chinese food comes. We have hot water. No one cares*
Cut to…6AM this morning
Zoo: Guess what’s leaking.
Me: Hot water heater?
Zoo: The boiler.
Me: The boiler boiler?
Zoo: Yup. And there was this awful rattling sound…
Plumber: I should’ve just slept here. You need a new valve – it’s a 40 year old piece. Oh, and there’s also this rattling in the boiler. It’s because the zone pipe is corrupted. That happens. It happens because the water gets too hot…
Me: And makes the heat go up ridiculously high.
Me: It’s like, half the time when I speak, it’s dolphin sqeaks.
Plumber: *ignores me* These things happen in threes.
Me: Thanks, Angel of Death, part 2 (because part 1 is my mother) – and this is the third thing. Remember the giant leak in the tub upstairs two weeks ago that means we have to rip out the entire bathroom?
Plumber: Oh, right. Zoo yelled at me when I gave him the price for redoing the bathroom. *turns as he’s halfway out the door* I’ve never seen a boiler pipe explode but check on it every couple of hours and call me if it happens. Otherwise, I’ll be back later.
Because there are no words