Yes, I spent the entire morning in the yard. I was “testing, testing” the water heater, washing machine, etc., while carefully watching the fire. First: Water off to the water heater and mopped up the water. Second: When floor was dry, I turned the water on again. Third: The start of another flood so turned the water off again (to water heater). In between, I checked to see if I could siphon the water from the heater by starting washing machine requesting “hot.” (Sometimes I’m working “by guess and by golly.”) “No,” the washer just allowed cold water only. Fourth: I guess we’ll be doing our laundry with cold water (because “they” won’t invest in a new water heater)!! ~~ I went back to digging… and used clippers to get rid of some of the roots. Tough job so I took a break for lunch–and this blog.