Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bathing 101....

Bathing 101....

Step 1:
Turn on water heater, wait about 10 min
Step 2: 
Turn on water & adjust temp, do this quickly... you only have about 4 min of hot water... wet down completely, while catching some of the water in a shallow basin... turn water off...
Step 3:
Step into basin, lather hair & body... use basin water to pre-rinse...
Step 4:
Turn on water & adjust temp, do this quickly... you only have about 3 min of hot water... rinse hair... turn off water.
Step 5: 
Condition hair..
Step 6:
Turn on water & adjust temp, do this quickly... you have about 2 min of hot water left... rinse hair and body for final time...
Step 7: 
If it has been a hot day enjoy a tepid shower a little longer.

Seriously though, we are so thankful to go to the faucet and get a glass of water, take a bath or wash dishes and not  worry about if it would make us sick.  GSF is so blessed to have drinkable well water.  We spent time in Jinja this weekend and our friends there can not drink from the tap, they have to rinse all their dishes in mild bleach water and use bottled water to brush their teeth, make coffee etc.. 

Today, 5/20, we were with out water for some reason Meaning the reservoir tanks were low to empty perhaps because the electric pumps in the well were off line.  On days like today we are so thankfully we have a manual pump on the property that we can fill cans and basins with water for cooking, drinking, flushing toilets etc...  

Count your blessings, even those things that are “everyday, don’t have to think about it luxuries..”  that we take for granted... more people in the world do not have these “luxuries” than do.

Enjoy your shower... hand wash some dishes tonight... have fun with the kids in the sprinkler...


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing. You are both in our thoughts and prayers.