This morning I enjoyed my first hot shower since Friday. It was luxurious, but just about every second the water was running I was worrying that it would be the last drop of warmth.
The weekend involved draining the tank twice, a broken valve, and a ice-cold shower. There was microwaved water to brush my teeth with (they're very sensitive to temperature) and more microwaved water to wash my face with.
Now there's the prospect of a new tank to replace the 28 year old one that is clearly giving up the ghost.