And now to see what was going on while the paint dried.
...it was pointing to the water heat that was going to sit here in a cabinet...
We thought about instant hot water in the kitchen, but the electrician mentioned that if it wasn't a gas instant water heater it would be very expensive to run on electric. So we opted for a hot water holding- tank style heater, but it eventually was eliminated from the project list for various reasons. So we re-routed the hot water pipe to the main heater, which was less than a 25 foot run away. That should have ensured that we had some kind of hot water in a timely manner! Unfortunately, it is never really hot at the kitchen faucet unless you wait quite a while.
We never got around to returning the little water heater (which we bought in a town a hundred miles away). So I have in my mind's eye a cute little shed-roofed hut under the kitchen window that houses the little water heater and a water softener, with a 12" pipe to bring it all to the kitchen sink. Hmm maybe when the rest of the house is finished we can add that on...how hard could it be?