So as I said in my previous post, the temperature in the house is ridiculously low. But showers are a necessity, especially when you plan to be around people and you like to actually be clean.

But coming out of a hot beautiful rejuvenating shower into a cold cold cold bathroom is not for the faint of heart. Done it a few times now, I have lived to tell the tale, but have no desire to repeat the process.

However. Showering by candlelight – sounds romantic, eh? Let me tell you – not so much. The candlelight was flickering and the shower curtain was billowing and I kept imagining shapes outside of the tub – I could almost see the knife from Psycho coming for me through the shower curtain. As the hot water reacted with the cold air, the air became very steamy, to the point where I really couldn’t see my own feet…. If I would have heard even the slightest sound at that point I probably would have screamed like a girl.

One of my kids was very smart, told me he’d prefer to shower by daylight… I should listen to him.

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  1. Ariela says:

    How does that work. If your electricity is out, how do you have hto water? Does it run on gas? In my house, the hot water runs on electricity or on solar power. When I lived in Seattle, the water and heat in the house were both powered by the same thing (don’t remember what). How can you stand being in a freezing house?

  2. Mark says:

    After hurricane Wilma, we lost power for about a week. And everything in our house is powered by electricity. Not only did we have no power, but it was over a chag (Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah). Meanwhile everything in the freezers was defrosting, so we (family, neighbors, etc) got together and grilled everything in sight and had a feast. My sister even made challah on the grill and we cooked eggs in a pan on the grill. Then we all ran out of propane :-(

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