I usually get in the shower about 15-20 minutes after my oldest daughter takes a shower. Right before spring break my showers began to be cool showers instead of warm showers. It was getting bad enough I told my husband.
He read up on it online and determined it may be sediment at the bottom of the tank. He hooked up the hose and drained part of the tank, but didn't get any sediment. So he just turned up the temp on the hot water.
All during spring break the water was fine because I was usually the first one to shower. But now we are back in the routine and yesterday I had a cool shower.
So then I figured the culprit must be my older daughter taking too long of showers. This is not a new problem, I actually bought her a timer for the shower so she can time her showers. She claims she's using the timer.
The only thing I can think of now is she is getting in the shower later or I'm getting up a bit earlier so the hot water heater would have less time to recover. My youngest daughter says her showers are fine and she's jumps in about 20 minutes after I've gotten out.
It makes me feel like I'm losing it.... maybe my skin has suddenly become so tough I can't feel the heat... maybe the clocks got off by 10 minutes or something....
But I can't shake the feeling the hot water heater is failing; which of course makes me wonder if I still have the receipt for it, which I don't think I do. It's only about 8 years old if that and should be under warranty. Then I wonder if it just says all of that on the tank and I should look and what am I going to do if my daughter gets out of the shower one morning and tells me there is no hot water and will I send them to school anyway....
It's little things like this that keep my mind addled throughout my days. Then my family wonders why I never get anything done. But other moms know what I've done all day... I've spent the day worrying so my family doesn't have to!