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04:40 pm: I'll try this again for 2009
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Jan 6th 2009 "Write about Bathing"

I can't remember the last time I took a bath. This isn't to say that I don't bathe - I shower daily - I just don't remember the last time I filled the tub with hot, sudsy water, sank back & had a proper rubber ducky, soap-in-the-toes, shampoo-horn bath.

They're too small. Not the baths, but the tubs themselves. Imagine your standard bathtub. Now remember how tall I am. If I sit in a bath only my legs get wet. My hips are at one end & my feet are pressed up against the other. Sure, I can bend my knees & sink down to my neck in the water but that still leaves most of my legs exposed to the cold, cold air. Bathtubs just aren't suited to my stature.

Even if I did have a tub of proper size I probably wouldn't take as many baths. They take up quite a bit of water & that's one thing I don't like to waste. Each month my water bill shows an average of how many gallons per day I've used. I've taken it upon myself to keep that number as low as possible. I've had it down to 27-28 before but usually I'm just over thirty. Compare that to the 80-100 gallons per person per day as estimated by the US Geological Survey's Water Science website. It's easy enough if you make sure you don't have leaky fixtures & keep your showers short. In fact, sometimes I have the water on only long enough to get wet. Then I turn it off & suds up with the soap & turn it on just long enough to rinse off again. Yes, it's just that easy.

Of course, this is going to change somewhat in the near future. My new place has a deck out behind the house with a weird "L" shaped cut into one of the corners. This "L" shape was designed specifically to enclose a hot tub. The previous owners had one & the pipes & connections necessary are already there. So once I've moved in & settled down I will set a task to fill that gap once again for some hot times in a new tub. Now, it may seem hypocritical to want a hot tub after all this talk about water conservation. But once it's filled you can leave the water in there for 3-4 months before refilling, & that's if it gets heavy usage. So I think I'll be in pretty good shape. Especially when I'm already using 70 gallons per day less than the average schmo-on-the-street.

Bathing: Done daily; done well.

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From:the_tick27
Date:January 6th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
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is this the house on roby you were lookin at or did you findone out in the ccountry
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From:evil_jim
Date:January 7th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
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Out in the country. Within walking distance of my current place.
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From:the_tick27
Date:January 7th, 2009 08:28 am (UTC)
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oh well that's good. i guess that means you wont need a moving van, you can just walk every thing over...right?

is there an address or a Google pic we can see, or do we have to wait.
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From:evil_jim
Date:January 7th, 2009 08:38 am (UTC)
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Are you offering to help me carry my furniture 2½ miles?

I'll post an address when I'm further along in moving. There will probably be a housewarming party once I'm settled.
From:renny1780
Date:January 8th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
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What is it with people moving. Aside from Brian/myself and you, I know about six other people that are planning to more within the next four months (of course, one of them is moving into my condo but still...).

Strange.

So, Jim went and bought himself a house. Woo-hoo.
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From:evil_jim
Date:January 8th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
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I was asking that same question 2½ years ago when most of my friends from town moved to Madison. Now there's just a handful left. At least I will only be a couple miles away.

Edited at 2009-01-08 11:10 pm (UTC)
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