I noticed yesterday that my shower water ..was tepid, even though I had turned on the water heater.
I turned it on again today, but still could not draw warm or hot water
Of course the breaker had flipped, but I could not reset it. A call to a local business "Mr Sparky" led to a staff member being in my home within the hour.
The truth is that the entire breaker box is "shot" - indeed some of the plastic components showed signs of melting. Could have led to a fire eh? It's a vintage box
So the entire box is being replaced, together with an outside box/ While they are at it the electricians are also installing three "wired" smoke detectors (about time you might say).
It's been a bit steamy in my home. The work is being impeded by a huge thunderstorm, so there is now natural light (one of them is wearing my "headlight" which I had bought for power off emergencies).
Just yesterday I had opened and tested my "emergency box" which includes candles, flashlights, a lantern and a Coleman camping stove. So I have been able to cook!
'tis an inconvenience, but a minor one. (I have reminded myself that I could be living in Aleppo or some other city which is being bombed to rubble