Sound when stretched is music.
Movement when stretched is dance.
Mind when stretched is meditation.
Life when stretched is celebration.
Brrrr! It is chilly here today. Surprisingly so, although I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising at all since the weather prognosticators have been prognosticating about it for the past few days. What I mean is that it is surprising to the body after almost a week of summer-like warmth.
We did have frost this morning. Everything seems to have survived it so far. The peonies were a little droopy, but they’ve perked up.
I’ve spent a good chunk of my day waiting for the plumber who, as it turns out, will not be coming until tomorrow. He’ll be replacing our water heater. As you might recall, it sprung a leak which we discovered over the weekend. We can’t get the water heater we would like to get without a 3-6 week wait. Living in the middle of nowhere has its disadvantages, that’s for sure. A wait that long feels like we would be pushing our luck. There is no way to be sure the current water heater won’t flood all over the place or just quit working. So, we did some more research and decided on a 30 gallon water heater that the calculations show will meet our needs as well as our requirements.
Our poor plumber had to endure two lectures about it when he went to order it. The folks who sell water heaters seem to think we need a hot water heater that holds at least 50 gallons. I’m not sure why. The average shower uses 10 gallons of water. The average load of wash uses 7. All the rest is piddling compared to those two operations. The smaller tank has an Energy Star rating (certified to be energy efficient), and should save us additional money by not holding and keeping warm all the extra water we don’t really need.
We might have to be creative when we have more than one guest staying with us, but that’s just a matter of timing. Less water should take less time to heat up, don’t you think?
If worse comes to worse and 30 gallons really is insufficient at times, we will adjust. Because that’s what we do. Adjust to change. I don’t think it will be necessary. According to our calculations, even if we bought a large bathtub, we could probably fill it without waiting for more water to heat up because you don’t fill it with just hot water. You mix hot and cold.
I think that’s about it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. I’m going to head outside when I finish here and see if things have dried up enough for me to do some mowing. The rain spurred on the growth of the grass and it’s already looking lush and jungle-like out there.
Thank you for visiting. We’re thinking of going down to The Point for sunset. Meet you there. I’ll be the one with the thermos of hot chocolate. I have a feeling we’ll need it, especially once the sun has slipped down behind the horizon. I’ll bring plenty. Or at least Enough. Enough to share.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂