1) Wake up to no hot water
2) Go to basement and find hot water heater spewing from every pipe and seam. It is shot
3) Turn off water to heater & at switchboard. Too early to call a plumber.
4) Inform wife of situation when she walks in from her morning run.
5) Call plumber, he can come later today but unlikely to completely get us up and running again until tomorrow. He is good guy and a friend so we decide to wait.
6) The icing on the cake to my morning: To make light of the situation I tell my wife to put on her scrubs & give me a sponge bath. After a few seconds of a blank stare she walks off telling me that it is good there is no hot water because I need a cold shower. Oh and she also informs me that our bank account is low right now because she just bought her and each of the girls several new swimsuits from one those catalogs she gets in the mail everyday so I will have to pay for the repairs out of my office account.