You're all cracking me up with your Dh talk! This might make a giggle or two:
One of the important things on our to-do list was to upgrade the hot water system in our home we bought and are renovating, since the other one is only a 15 gallon (yikes!) Hot water heater. Not enough for a water birth or even a bath normally. So we've been researching which tankless system to get. Because the tankless are supposed to be efficient and all that. So I picked one out and emailed the info to the guys (my Dh and our community-mate (we all live together and its a great setup for us)). I took my DD to storytime and hung out at the library for an hour or so. Then we walked back home, enjoying the sun and me being in a state of ecstasy about the conveniences of our future home.
We walk in the door and the guys are working dilligently installing piping, ripping out insulation, the kitchen (which I had just cleaned and organized (took me six hours the day before)) is full of building materials, sawdust, shards of PVC piping and anything else you can imagine. OK. I am still doing OK at this point.
Then they explain what they are up to. Productive and necessary tasks. I'be accepted the mess emotionally now. They proudly announce....we solved the hot water dillemna. I'm curious and ask if they got the links and they did, but when doing further research, concluded that there can be a lot of drawbacks to tankless systems and the lower priced ones can't be trusted etc. Etc. So, I'm thinking, what's the solution? Feeling a little setback in my to do list. One step forward, two steps back?
"We are going to buy a 20 gallon stainless steel pot and an industrial burner to boil the water." Gulp.
I'm pretty easygoing, but this thought was shocking. So I asked a few questions politely. Q: How long does it take to boil 20 gallons of water?
A: 6 minutes.
Internal Reaction: impressive!
Q: where does it get setup?
A: Beside the washer and dryer which is only one wall from the bathtub.
IR: OK. Doable.
(This was going to be setup downstairs and have to be carried up after its boiling...but I notified them that I can't lift 20 gallons of boiling water normally at 120 lbs myself, much less 9 months pregnant, so this was the solution. Set it up upstairs)
Q: what if I am home alone and I want a bath?
A: can't foresee any reason you'd be home alone. Someone will be here to help.
IR: Yeah, okay. This is unrealistic. I know I will be home alone.
Solution: buy the 20 gallon kettle with two holes drilled in it. One has a mounted thermometer and the other a valve, which will be connected to a hose running through the wall and into the bathtub.
This all still sounds complicated to me, but I appreciate that it is something that will last forever possibly.
Q: What does this all boil down to?? Really, where did this idea come from??
A: The kettle will double as a brewing pot to brew beer in for a homebrew coop we are going to start.
IR: Boss! I'm in!
Lol. What an unexpected turn of events. Never a dull moment. Our housemate was placing the order online and his mom walked by. What are you ordering? So he told her. She already thinks we are nuts...that pushed her over the edge. Lol. Can't wait to get this massive pot and industrial beer brewing burner delivered to our house. Lol.