You think I’m going to complain about the 80 degree temps. Well, you’re wrong! My dilemma this week has been something much more elusive, something much more challenging.
I can’t find the “warm” setting on the shower.
Recently, a new hot water heater was installed. Since then, I’ve struggled to find the “warm” sweet spot. Correlation? Or am I only now realizing this because the weather is changing and hot (Winter) or cold (Summer) is not needed because warm will do?
The beginning of the shower looks like San Francisco in the morning. Fog and steam as far as the eye can see (which is not very far). What can I say — some like it hot. Eventually, the steam fogs my brain and it’s time to turn the faucet back to lukewarm. It’s in the middle somewhere, but I can’t find it. It’s always just slightly out of reach. If only I was as lucky as baby bear and could find the spot that’s just right… I’m going to keep trying. A little to the left, a little to the right, spinning the faucet like a roulette wheel. The odds are against me, but I’m going to keep betting and hoping that my luck with change.
Until I find it, at least the cold blast that instantly forms icicles on my dripping wet hair will cool the scald from inching, no, centimetering just a bit too far to the left. And then of course, there are the fun dances I’m choreographing whilst jumping out of the way of the burning or chilled cascading beads of water. Thank goodness there aren’t surveillance cameras… (…. are there?)
I’ll never give up! And after each attempt, I’ll comfort myself with a lovely treat of pistachios. Of course, there are a bunch that haven’t been cracked all the way through.
These first world problems are tough, eh?