Two Helpers Aren’t Helpful

June 25, 2009


Addenda:  Thanks for reminding me, Dennis.  There is a rebate of up to $1500 for installing one of these tankless water heaters.  That will easily cover the cost of purchase and installation.

Both Inca and Chase are at the office today.  Neither likes to share office duties, but there’s stuff going on at the house.  I am replacing my old water heater with a Bosch tankless (green) instant water heater.  It’s a cute little thing (10″ deep x 24″ wide x 36″ high) that hangs on the wall in the utility closet, has no pilot, and my brother (remember butt-crack pants) assures me will save about 30% on my natural gas bill.  So, the plumbers are at the house taking out the old, giant tank and putting in this cute little box.  The dogs like the plumbers.  Those guys are right behind the FedEx and UPS men on the fondness meter.  So the dogs make it difficult for them to work.  To limit the size of the plumbing bill, I brought Chase and Inca with me to work.  Inca is happy to simply snooze, but Chase wants her to play with him.  Periodically he lets out one of his high-pitched (annoy the neighboring tenants) barks.  It may be a long day.



  1. Sandy says:

    Ah c’mon Inca…..can’t we run around the office just once? Twice? Whadda stick in the mud/dust.

  2. Kathy says:

    Yea…green building upgrades! The new tankless WH is definitely the way to go! (And it is such a cute little box, isn’t it!)

    Bummer that Chase has to miss out on an opportunity to bother the plumber. No doubt he will find a way to make up for it at a later time!

  3. Jeri says:

    Ah Inca’s face cracks me up. It’s hard to suffer fools. (No, chase, I swear I’m not talking about you…much…)

  4. Janet says:

    Spencer doesn’t want to help, but he does feel the need to supervise. During the last kitchen remodel, he insisted on watching all the work that went on.

  5. traci says:

    Ah yes, I know *that* bark well! LOL They’re such lucky dogs, to be able to go to work with their mom!!! 🙂

  6. babooshka says:

    They are simply adorable

  7. We got one of those heaters in February, but ours is a Noritz. Never running out of hot water is great, and we are indeed saving about 30% on our gas bill every month.

  8. BTW there is supposed to be an income tax rebate or something for getting a tankless water heater this year!