Hum. Perhaps I should rephrase my title to, Chris, the money saver! Chris did some investigating into our water heater problem today. After hearing his frustration in the utility room, I sent him to Lowes to just buy a new one already. When he returned, the girls and I were off for a walk to the neighborhood sprinkler park. When we returned home, Chris had repaired the water heater himself by buying 1 part for $8. Wow! This comes from a guy who admittedly is not especially handy. He even looked up online how to check for a gas leak, and found that we do NOT have one. What a guy, penny pincher, and do I dare say, HANDYMAN! Thank-you Topher!