Sunday, February 1, 2009

Shower Power ...... or not. (The Saturday night bath)

Okay .... so I may be enjoying myself a little toooo much ........... but, the offer of the neighbor's hot shower during this power outage had a very strong contender. That was to experience what Grandma would call "making do".

I cannot resist the urge to see if I still have what it takes to live "off the grid".
So I devised a plan whereby to 'shower' at home. Okay, first I heat the water (2 kettlefuls) on the wood-cookstove to bath temp, and meanwhile put a low plastic stool in the tub and gather my towels and other bath items to have within reach. I set one kettle on the stool in which to dunk my head so I can shampoo, then dunk again to rinse. I then proceed to finsh the rest of the job, and when done to satisfaction I pour the kettleful of water over myself to rinse. The second kettle of water is to rinse again if I felt the need.

A shower or bath is such a refreshing thing, and doubly so knowing you really can do without all the modern convieniences. For those of you who think this is sheer craziness, you may be right, but what fun is life if you can't be a little crazy? Especially at my age. After all ..... I had to live a long time to earn the right to be this way!


Tina. said...

I am glad you are enjoying yourself! Good to see a silver lining around the cloud so to speak! Love you!

Rose said...

Amen sister! Enjoy life!

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh, I know how you feel. I think if I had everything taken away from me, I would miss having a shower each day the most. Hope you are warming up and thawing out! blessings,Kathleen