Over the past couple of weekends, I have been rediscovering the activities that I have not been able to engage in for a long while. Today I spent a lot of time puttering in the kitchen, pre-making some meals for the week. I have missed taking my time cooking, and had several cookbooks open at once. It was really fun. I also got to stitch a bit and took out Teresa Wentzler's Fruit Bellpull. I am working on the third square, "Apples". It has been a lot of fun, but, oh, my goodness, so much confetti stitching! It is beautiful and I am enjoying the journey.
So a couple of cool things have happened around the cozy cottage over the past couple of months. Back on Easter Sunday, my son got engaged to his beautiful girlfriend of five years. So excited! He asked her mom and I to put together a barbecue at her house with the two families. He wanted everyone together for the big moment. (Her mom is a crafter, too, and he is always telling me that he is going to arrange a play date for the two of us.) It poured down rain like nobody's business, but we had a great time and are so excited for the two of them. It was so cool that we got to be there. The engaged couple just got back from their first cruise to Alaska together and are looking forward to the future. Yay!
The other cool thing started as a not so cool thing. A few weeks ago, I went to take a shower before work. There was no hot water, so I went to the garage to check on the water heater. I think you know where I am going with this...I opened the door to the garage, and yep, totally flooded. Water was pouring out of the front of the water heater and we had to turn off the main to get the water to stop. I called a local plumber who came out several hours later. He said that he had never seen a water heater leak in that way. It was only five years old. I mentioned that someday it is my dream to have a tankless water heater. He asked me why I was holding off on putting one in. I told him that I was told by another plumber that I would have to change the size of the pipes in the wall to feed the gas to it. I was pretty surprised when he told me that they make the water heaters to fit different pipe sizes now. He said that I should get what I really want and he could install it by the end of the day!
So I realize that it is not something that would excite anyone else, but I am so happy about it! It ended up taking him a couple of days to install it, but I have a limitless supply of hot water. It feels pretty luxurious. No more running out of hot water half way through a bath! It is so funny, because I had been mentioning my dream of having it several times over the past few months. Wishes do come true!
I hope your wishes come true this week!