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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Guilty

I know I live in the driest state in the driest continent. I know we're all supposed to be saving water. Short showers, redirect the washing machine rinse water on to the garden etc.
But sometimes....now and again....once in a blue moon....I step into that shower and run the water fast and hot. And I stay under there! For at least 5 minutes, sometimes 10.
I don't do it often and I tell myself it's okay because I only wash one or two loads a week, dishes are only washed up once a day, the garden is watered according to regulations imposed by our government. Plus I don't grow plants that need lots of water.
I figure the guilt is worth it when my achy old bones and muscles relax under the hot spray and when I get out of the shower I feel renewed.

8 comments:

  1. I am sometimes guilty of doing the same thing as well. I balance it out by normally only taking short showers and being careful with my water usage. We are on tank water so being careful is second nature.

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  2. Hi River,

    So you DO have a blog.

    :0)

    I live in the (supposedly) the wettest city in the wettest part of (one of the) wettest countries in Europe.

    And I am as jealous as hell ...

    :0)

    Nice blog by the way.

    ;-)

    Cheers

    PM

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  3. I have one of those water saving shower heads so the pleasure of a long shower is somewhat denuded! Talk about living on the edge!

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  4. I am on tank water and do the same. It's not like it is everyday !!!

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  5. There should be an age dispensation on account of various aches and pains. I know I sleep better when the hot water has flowed down my spine for 5 minutes.

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  6. Listen to me carefully, I will say zis only vunce:
    Do
    Not
    Feel
    Guilty allowing yourself aquatherapy...
    until they stop the Hilton Hotel from washing 3000 sets of room linens every day.

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