The Importance of Hot Water

13 Jun

Have you ever come home from an intense workout or maybe a really hot day and thought, “I could go for a nice cold shower right now!”?  If so, I am betting that you actually meant a “nice just-cool-of-luke-warm shower” because a true cold shower, without any hot water in there, SUCKS.

Every summer, section by section throughout Moscow, the hot water is turned off for a period of time.  Last year Ben and I managed to be out of town when this occurred.  This year, though, they have reached our section and we are both here.  We are currently on day three of ten without hot water.  I am pretty sure that the cold water that we do have is just reserved snow from the winter because it is FREEZING.  They have to actually be chilling the water to get it this cold.

I keep saying that we are having the true Moscovite experience and it will only make us stronger, but I suspect that when Monday rolls around and I am faced with shower number seven I just may be trying out the showers at my school.

до свидания!

3 Responses to “The Importance of Hot Water”

  1. Jessica August 16, 2013 at 22:41 #

    When I lived in Russia it was always a guessing game if the water was going to be hot or not when you went to take a shower! It made you really appreciate hot water. 🙂

    • jessica. August 17, 2013 at 11:59 #

      We are fortunate in Moscow to have pretty consistent hot water. I cannot imagine turning on the tap and having to fear that level of cold all of the time. So thankful for hot water!


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