Can I Get Washed and Dressed Without Getting Nekkid?
November 7, 2017 6:01am CST
I am trying to figure out how to get washed up and dressed without freezing this morning. We ran out of fuel in the night and it is a balmy 55 degrees inside at the moment. When I woke at 4:45 (thank you DLS) I headed to the kitchen and turned on the oven. When it reached 350, I turned it off and opened the door to let the warmth travel to the living area. Also put on a pot of water to boil. It does help to add warmth. Now I am off to the bathroom to wash up. How do I achieve this task without getting goosebumps? LOL What do you do when you run out of fuel to keep warm?
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We have natural gas heating, so we cannot run "out of gas". Anyway, just in case, I have three electric heaters. I used one before taking a bath yesterday. The bath was not warm enough. It took only a few minutes to get a comfortable temperature.
• St. Catharines, Ontario
I used to turn on a little electric heater in the old place when I took a bath in the winter. Here, it is warm enough in the bathroom that I don't have to. In the old place, the pipes froze a couple times, so I would boil a kettle and just take a sponge bath. (I always had emergency water on hand in one of those camping water cube things.)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
@ElusiveButterfly oh. I do hope you figure out something. It is said by many my house is too hot because I keep the heat on 73/74 all winter. So it is not always cold in my bathroom but still hate bathing when it cold outside
There is a reason people from UK or US call Aussies a bunch of whiny sooks. During winter, you'll find the Aussies all rugged up in what almost look like a ski outfit, and on the other end, the British/Am ex pats in Tshirts. I, on the other hand, grew up in Philippines, where the seasons are only composed of HOT, and HOTTER. I have no suggestions to contribute, @ElusiveButterfly except to say that I am, myself, a whiny sook and you are probably better at keeping warm than I am.
• United States
As long as we have enough fuel in the tank we are fine. We have been living from paycheck to paycheck since he started working again. He will have to fill the tank soon so we don't have to worry about it for a while. We also have a generator for when the power goes out so we would have heat when there is no electricity.
• United States
Hubby didn't get home til after dark so it was quite chilly in here when we got home. Once he got home he added the fuel to the tank and primed the furnace. Didn't take long for it to warm up in here because the place is so small.
We've not run out of fuel, we heat with natural gas. We did have our hot water heater go on us once and it was about 3 days before it was replaced. During that time I went to the gym to shower, my husband did it at home-ugh! And it was summertime!! I hope that your fuel is delivered soon so that you can enjoy warmth when you shower.
• United States
We haul our own fuel in. Hubby just overlooked the fact that it was colder out and the furnace was constantly running. Cold showers in the summer aren't too bad. I have had my fair share of them. However, I do like to start with the water warm and then turn it down until it is cooler.