Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"How To Get Your Water From Cold to Hot" and "How To Lose a Challenge to Your Husband"



Okay I feel a little silly writing this post because maybe I'm the only one who didn't know how to do this. About three years ago my water went cold while Aric was out of town. He told me that the "pilot" light had probably gone out and that I just needed to get it going again...

Yeah right! I had no idea what that meant. He told me to read the instructions on the water heater. I did, but I still was intimidated by it. I thought for sure I was going to blow up my house with me and my children in it. I tried to get it going and it didn't work, so I called the water heater guy and $70 later I had my pilot light on. He also gave me a little lesson on how to get my pilot light back on by myself. (Why did that sound so inappropriate!?)

Well this morning I turned on the faucet and there was no hot water. Aric was at work and I needed a shower. I had just read Christie's "How-To" post and thought I would throw this out there as my offering...

"How To Get Your Water From Cold To Hot"

Do not settle for a cold shower while you wait for your man to get home.




Go to your utility room and find your water heater. (The round gray thing.) Then get on your belly to make sure the light is out.



You have to look closely at an angle, you should see a blueish purple flame...

Nada.

You read the instructions all the way through just like the sticker says...



Don't be intimidated by how scary this looks.




Turn this knob to the left, to "vacation"...



Then turn this knob from on...


...to off, by turning it to the left. Then wait ten minutes. The ten minute wait is really a good idea. This is so you won't blow yourself up.


After ten minutes, turn it to "pilot".


Now get back on your belly and look through the hole. Push the red button down and push the black button until it clicks. If the flame doesn't come on and stay on, push the black button again up to three times. If the flame doesn't come, turn blue dial to off and wait ten minutes before you try again.

I had to do it twice before the flame came on. You have to get on your belly and look at an angle to see the flame. Once it's lit you have to keep holding the red button down for one minute. Then let it go and put the blue dial back to "on". When you turn off the light in your utility room you will see this sweet little blueish/purple flame.



Now wait about 20 minutes and then enjoy your hot water...


Now take the $70 you saved and buy yourself something fabulous!

Now the fun one...

"How To Lose a Challenge to Your Husband"

Have some left over pineapple glaze that has turned into thick, nasty goo...


Accept your husband's challenge "If you eat that I'll give you fifty bucks." 


You underestimate how awful the texture is...


You spit it out and feel defeated while your husband laughs at you. You decide to challenge him, knowing he could NEVER do it, if you couldn't...


He takes it like a champ and proves that when dangled something he really wants, he can put his mind over his body.


Waaah Waaah I lose. Aric wins.

11 comments:

calibosmom said...

So your net profit was 20 bucks-not bad. That goo is nasty but I love the pictures. I especially like Aric's cool tshirt! :)

Christie said...

I am hugely intimidated by the whole thing that is the water heater. All those knobs - I never even knew it had knobs! But I am a huge believer is keeping money from repairmen for myself. I might dare try this one day.

The goo? Probably won't be trying that one, however. :-)

Thanks so much for playing along! These are excellent how-to posts. You are awesome, girl!

Lindsey said...

How could pineapple glaze EVER be bad?

Natalie said...

i think our water heater just plugs in... i'm curious now.

and JEss, not able to do the goo for $50?! I'm disappointed. It is fruit flavored, not like gravy lard or something. You're going to have to work on that:).

My favorite line in the post: "Why did that sound so inappropriate?!"

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Jessica said...

As soon as you eat that goo...we will apply as Team Jessica for amazing race.

Kendria said...

The pineapple glaze is too funny! And thank you for the Pilot light tutorial! :) I may need that in the future!

Lauren in GA said...

This post was PERFECT, Jessica! I truly needed this information! Two weeks ago the pilot light went out and I had to wait until Mike got home that night to fix it.

He will be so surprised if I do it by myself. I'm sure he would ask, "Who are you and what have you done with my wife?"

Monica Kay said...

ummmm...NO ONE is on Team Jessica but me. Just FYI. Thank you.

Melissa B. said...

That is so funny! I should have come for the challenge, I want $50 too :)

Jean McKendrick said...

Good to know Jessica. I have never had to do that. I did help my neighbor shut the main valve off to her water (outside) one night and I was feeling pretty cool about that. :)