Ken's check went well.
The rain stopped before we became part of the Mississippi River. We have again had over 4 times the normal amount of rain for the winter months with flooding everywhere.
Hot water. My husband got a new hot water heater installed. The one for our bathroom has been acting weird. It started running out of hot water quickly so we have been soaping up and rinsing off quickly but sometimes we could relax under the hot water for 10 minutes or longer after getting clean and still have plenty of hot water left. Sometimes it went cold suddenly in less than 5 minutes, not tapering off like when an element is out. The thermostat and an element had recently been replaced and everything was fine for a few months then it started again. We gave up trying to figure it out and got a new hot water heater. It is pure luxury to take a hot shower and take as much time as needed/wanted and even consider soaking in the tub again.
Our temps are diving today but we aren't expecting the snow that other parts of the country got from the cold front plunging through here. It is supposed to be back up to around 40 sometime tomorrow, which is a bit chilly to us but much better than the teens we are headed toward right now.