If you notice a small leak say in a pipe that comes out of a wall outside, don't ignore it. If you notice say a small increase in your gallons per usage in your water bill, don't assume it's from the tiny leaky faucet in your bathroom. If you notice an increase of over $150 on your quarterly water bill, officially freak out. Because that in turn will not go away (see step one and two). And that will also make your sewer bill go up (it's based on water usage).
My husband has been in the basement all freaking day mapping out water lines (yeah I know, shouldn't be so complicated but you haven't seen out house). He figured it was down to a leaky part in the water heater on the solar side and decided to bypass that. Yeah, it finally stopped the water heater on it's mad spin to conquer the world. Hello freaking massive water usage, no carbon offset global warming reduce, reuse, recycle and all that jazz points here, in fact, can I borrow some of yours? So back to the bypassing. Worked. Yeah only it also shut off all our HOT WATER! Which we noticed when I started the laundry.
So we had to un-bypass the water collector heater thingie. And now we're back to square one - with a tilt a whirl of fun spinning water meter and water making a marsh out of my yard. And now a call the a plumber the beginning of the week.
In other words, my van did in fact start today. But we think it's the battery and it needs to be replaced before it won't start again when it's cold out.
2009, I'm officially done. You can suck it and officially go to hell. We're done. Finished. Kaput. And you had such potential. I had high hopes for you....