Get up for work. Make breakfast. Put the dogs out. Turn on water for shower. Hmmm...no pressure and no hot water. This is curious. Go down basement. See water covering entire basement floor. Check water heater and see water shooting out from behind an access plate in the side of it. Turn off water. Call work and tell them to start without me. Bring the dogs back in.
Sigh. It's days like this that I really envy renters.