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Oh boy, Big D, all that stuff at the same time.
But your wife has you to help her when she needs it, and that is super!
Cooking is a very creative skill and is your “Ace in the Hole” for this situation. (I hope what I just said makes sense, since I don’t know what “Ace in the Hole” actually means).
I would say the defective heat pump should be humiliated for having a defective heat valve at an inconvenient time. You might want to put pictures of it on the internet with the message “DO NOT TRUST THIS HEAT VALVE”.
The ALPB missed you, and we wish we had a way of doing something to help, but the power is still low.