The pilot light on the water heater won’t stay on.
He’s mechanically inclined, I’m research inclined. Between the two of us, we determine the first thing to try is replacing the thermocoupler*.
I hate Home Depot.
But Lowe’s was out of the way.
Thermocoupler. For a water heater.
Take a moment.
Think of the first three aisles you’d look for such an item.
1) Water Heater Aisle (rationale: it’s a part for a water heater)
2) Plumbing Aisle (rationale: water=plumbing)
3) Electrical Aisle (rationale: well, it’s kinda electric)
You know where the termocouplers were?
WITH THE VENT COVERS AND THERMOSTATS.
Oh, you read that right.
After that, I headed out to Happy Hour (four bucks for two pints of Blue Moon?! Sign me up!)
On the menu, one of the choices was “Nachos: $2.79”. Directly under that, “Cheese, Salsa, Jalapenos: $0.79 extra”.
Which naturally lead me to ask the waitress, “If it’s extra for cheese or salsa, what do the nachos come with?”
“So, essentially, it’s just chips.”
“Yup. Plain chips.”
“Those aren’t nachos…”
Regardless, I ordered the nachos and cheese and was as disappointed as I could be…
Steve comes home from golf while I am loafing on the sofa watching a documentary on the SS.
He replaces the thrermocoupler while I am sleeping.
Despite pouring coffee grounds down my shirt, this will be a better day.
And it’s open season for the first person who says, “Well, at least you don’t have kids to worry about!”