Long story short:
Our water heater went out.
Long story made longer:
Took us a whole extra day to get it put in.
Thanks pipes (insert sarcasm)
Turns out that the previous owner's 'handyman' work on the sprinkler system made the opening three whole inches smaller than the water heater.
Which meant.....we took the door off. Then took a stud down...
Love those wires?! Another project to tackle.
This is how we made do over the weekend. (Boiling pots of water to use with the freezing water in our pipes. FUN!) Bless the in-laws who let us shower at their place Friday morning. Bless them.
The new water heater!!
And a proper door to follow. There was an interior door on previously.