Last night, I wanted to wash my hair quickly before supper. We still don’t have a working shower, here, so I drew a bath. A full tub’s worth. In the nine minutes I was actually using that full tub, I was thinking about why I had filled the tub right to the brim, despite knowing full well that I can get perfectly clean, hair and all, with less than 5 gallons of water.
So why the full tub?
The bathroom is cold.
It’s as simple as that. I did not want to shiver and suffer while I washed my hair. I ran it by Hubby, as he always takes long showers, with the water on full blast, as hot as he can stand. He agreed that he would be way more likely to use a water-conserving shower head if he wouldn’t freeze when the water was off. He won’t take baths because, as tall as he is, there are always bits sticking out of the water and getting chilled.
Note to self: conserve water by designing a house with some way to warm the bathroom, to a relatively high temperature, separately from the rest of the house.