My body is cocooned and comforted by the covers of my twin bed, warm and snuggled, I lay in a dreamy state all bundled up. Only my nose is left bare to tingle from the cold air of the room. Then all of a sudden Elissa walks in,
"Rachel! I flooded the whole apartment!"
Upon realizing I am not dreaming and that my roommate is actually standing there in her towel in distress, I sit up in bed.
"I was taking a shower and noticed a little water on the floor, but didn't think it was too much so I kept showering. Then when I finished I opened the door and saw Eloisa mopping up in the hallway!"
I begin to laugh.
"I said, 'Oh! Lo siento Elosia! Lo siento!' And she just kept saying, 'no, esta bien! Esta bien!'"
I giggle a little more.
"Wow. Two points for Elissa! Hahaha. I guess it could have been worse, right? So the apartment is safe for democracy then?"
Welcome to our shower.
The dimensions of our shower are roughly 2' x 2' x nothing. In other words, there is a little white slab with a slight lip for the floor of the shower and a 360 wrap around curtain. However, if you have elbows, you will flood the floor of the bathroom and in Elissa's case, the hallway too. One way to approach this scenario is thusly:
- Turn on the shower and wait for it to get hot (~30 seconds)
- Stand outside the shower and dunk head in to wet
- Turn off shower and shampoo hair
- Turn shower back on to wash shampoo, still standing outside the shower
- Quickly jump in, keeping elbows close to your body, and get wet all over
- Turn off shower and soap up
- Turn shower back on and take shower head off of the holder to rinse your body in sections, making sure all the water stays within the 2' x 2' slab. Here, you can either choose to stand carefully or use the crouching approach
- Turn off and towel dry
I think I am getting the hang of it now, but recently the hot water has been broken so I've been washing up the important parts in the sink. Chilly, but clean.
Hasta la próxima!