Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Living without hot water
This photo is an attempt to show a negative--no hot water tap. Our house has no hot water--not just occasionally, but never. We have no hot water heater. There are houses here that have hot water (though interestingly enough, very seldom in the kitchen), but it didn't occur to us when we were choosing a house that this was something we'd need to make certain of.
We wash our dishes in plain old tap water--not exactly cold since those pipes are in Sudan--but not hot either. We use lots of dish detergent, but every now and then I feel guilty and rinse all the dishes in boiling water.
We shower and bathe in cold water (again, not exactly cold, more slightly chilly or lukewarm water) except that occasionally we boil some water and fill up the washtub and do baths on the floor of the kitchen.
Posted by Annette at 10:52 AM