So it appears my hot water heater is shot based on the rust coming out of the faucet. I'm praying it's not the pipes. The plumber is replacing the hot water heater today but that left me with a few choices this morning: shave with rusty water, bust out the electric, go to work unshaven, or... get some nice clean cold water and boil it!
Needless to say I had a hot hot hot shave this morning! Luckily I let the water cool off a bit while in the shower but it was still steaming pretty good when I poured it from the tea kettle into the sink. There was audible lather break down when I dipped the tip of my brush in. Still had plenty of lather for three passes and I'm pretty sure I didn't burn my face. The only thing I missed was a warm rinse off between passes. That hot blade really slices through the whiskers. Not recommending it for every day but fun to improvise a bit.
Enjoy the day gents!