I posted this in the humor section so everyone can laugh at my stupidity.
We had a cold front come thru today and the temps are getting into the twenties in the morning hours. I made a mental note to winterize my trailer while at work today since I used it New Years Eve on a trip.
Well, I forgot about it when I got home but it occurred to me around 1 AM that I hadn't done it.
I ran outside to do it, with the intentions of doing it all fairly quick. Didn't even bother to put on a jacket, and as soon as I went out the door, the cold wind hit me hard. I told myself I needed to do it even quicker since the actual current temp is 30 degrees and falling.
First thing is I grabbed my socket and ratchet to pull the anode rod out and let the water heater drain................while I then went and opened the low point drains. This was my intentions.
In my hurry, I forgot to depressurize the water system before pulling the anode. Let me tell you now, that water is cold when it hits it you full force in the face. It'll definitely wake you up also.
Anyhow, after a hot shower I have stopped shivering.................but since I will be wide awake for awhile, I thought I would share the tale of my dumbness as a warning to others.