Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Is it too much to ask to have a decent shower?

Last Friday, I came home to what looked like a waterfall cascading down into my building’s first floor. Obviously, everyone was ordering take out tonight.

With the water shut off, Lrudlrick took to going to the gym to shower prior to my family get together. That was the last time he had a decent shower. This fairs better than me as the last decent shower I had was that morning.

Since then, we have been without hot water. It’s the perfect definition of tepid. To make matters worse, we have not water pressure. I discovered this Saturday when I tried to take a shower in tepid spit. Just as I was about to do my final hair rinse, the water stopped.

Now, showering has become and adventure. How many things can you do before the water shuts off? Can you scrub, wash your hair and shave at the same time? Apparently, I can.

By Sunday, I was plotting out times when I thought we’d have a decent amount of tepid water. Ok, if I schedule the dish washer to start at 3am, we should have enough hot water for a shower at midnight.

By Monday, Lrudlrick and I gave up on timing our showers and resigned ourselves to taking cold showers. Last night was the last straw. I couldn’t take it anymore. It was 12:30am and the thought of another cold shower broke me. I went into a rant about inmates getting hot water and showering in spit. Then I immediately passed out on the couch. Lrudlrick took this opportunity to grab the tepid spit shower before it turned into icicles and came back to find me passed out on the couch with a scowl on my face.

As of today, the super swears the water will be fixed. I sure hope so. I friggin’ sponge bathed this morning. Yes, I gave myself a sponge bath. I boiled water and took several washcloths and had at it.

My dishes are piled high in my sink and I’m rationing out water to my dogs.

If this is what torture is like, I’d never make it as a field op. 4 days without decent water and I’m on the verge of a meltdown.

I’m such a sissy. I couldn’t survive on Survivor. Without my lotion, lip balm, water & feminine products, I’d be a basket case.

Sadly, I know that there are so many people out in the world without these amenities but I still can’t suck it up and not complain about it. All I want is a decent hot shower. I’m not a long shower taker either. I do my thing and am out within 5-10 minutes. I try not to waste water. I shut off my water. I report leaks. I don’t run the washer or dishwasher half empty.

Please Mr. Plumber, please let me have enough hot water for a shower tonight. I’d certainly appreciate it.