Ok not everyone will appreciate the water woes I’m currently experiencing, but after I put you on the spot early this week and asked if you’d collect enough water for a shower or to wash your face if you could only choose one, the dreaded event happened – I came home after a long day to dry pipes! Yikes!
Ok not entirely dry. I turned on the shower and there was some water so I quickly jumped in and started soaping up my hair… and then slowly the water slowed and I had a sinking feeling in my stomach as I literally begged for the water not to disappear. “No! Don’t go! Noo….!!!” The distress I felt at seeing the water slow to a trickle and then stop, as the shampoo ran into my eyes was almost comical if it wasn’t so tragic. I then found myself staring at the pail of water in the bathroom, dreading the cold water… brrr!
But I did manage to wash myself and my hair and yes, my face with rather minimal water usage, so I thought it would be a good idea to share how I did it. It could be because you too are experiencing dry pipes, or perhaps you may find yourself in a situation where you don’t have access to a lot of water to clean yourself. It sometimes happens (As a student, I once stayed at a pensione in Venice that had the dirtiest, grimiest bathroom seen to mankind. My friends and I refused to shower in there and we had to make do for 2 whole days. We survived. Barely.); so it’s useful knowing you can still stay clean without using a lot of water.
And you can also tell me how you save water or manage to keep your personal hygiene with minimal water use too – remember, we learn from each other! 🙂