As a writer, I look for inspiration in every corner. Almost anything can be turned into a story, even the most mundane circumstance. For example, let me recount a recent occurrence at home. I am challenging myself to turn it into something interesting for my readers. It will boost my reputation while serving as an example to the world of the power of words. I am using this blog to practice my craft in the hopes of building a following. Stay with me and let me know if I succeed. It may be an ambitious goal, but if I become a better author, it will be well worth the risk.
Now back to the mishap at home. Here is what happened. I was about to get into my car to run an errand. I walked into the garage and was soon wading in a few inches of mysterious, swirling water. Where on earth did it come from was my immediate reaction. While I wanted to mop it up, I first sought the source to turn it off. I checked the garden hose and utility sink faucet: both showed no signs of tampering. But it had to be something! Could a neighbor kid be playing a prank, first running the water, then turning it off after flooding the garage floor?
I pondered the problem for a while before coming to my senses. What else contained water on the premises? I ran through a list of things with taps or faucets and nothing made sense. I was getting pretty angry and ready to call the plumber. I held back for a short moment until I realized the culprit. My water heater is housed in a cupboard in the garage and I ran to open the door. It stuck at first as I hadn’t taken a peak in years, since its installation no doubt. How many years has it been?
There it was! A stream of water leaking from the old tank wreaking havoc on the cement floor before running out into the street. Who knew so much water was in one tank? It was practically empty at this point. Yes, I would have to call the plumber, but it was surely too late for him to stem the tide of destruction. Some of my stored clothing was already wet. Fortunately, my sports gear is waterproof. The plumber was prompt and pointed out the obvious. I would have to get a new unit.
Agh! Money out the door. We talked a while and he suggested a tankless model from https://tanklesscenter.net/gas-water-heaters/ as a leakage is less likely to happen and my concerns would be laid to rest for a long time. This was an easy decision and in a few days’ time, the new water heater was officially ensconced. All traces of water were gone. Only the wet clothing set out to dry was evidence of the “accident.”
as a leakage is less likely to happen and my concerns would be laid to rest for a long time. This was an easy decision and in a few days’ time, the new water heater was officially ensconced. All traces of water were gone. Only the wet clothing set out to dry was evidence of the “accident.”