Today I am thankful for cold water on a hot day
or in other words…
Our water heater isn’t working.
It’s been going out for a while.
It is officially gone.
It’s not so bad, really.
Our electric bill is lower.
I am boiling water for dishes which I am actually enjoying…
it somehow makes dish-washing more intentional and important.
There is thought involved.
It is less of a task and more of meaningful ritual.
Showers aren’t even bad. We are in our first heat wave of the summer. Temperatures outside are slowly rising…an interesting reversal of the temperature of our water slowly decreasing. A cool shower is a blessing in this heat. Not first thing in the morning, but a pleasant respite in the evening.
Now, if this were winter it would be a whole ‘nother story. I would be hard-pressed to find anything to be grateful for in this situation.
I could try.
You know, we have running water and we don’t have to trek 10 miles uphill in both directions to get water.
It would be a valid point, but nevertheless, you would not find me in the shower in the middle of winter without hot water.
But, for right now, it is good.
As is the de-cluttered and organized hallway and living room. Another small box of stuff going to the thrift store and another bag of trash/recycling ready to go. The empty plastic storage bins are still empty.
On to the kitchen (insert tiny sigh here)…