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Lives of Doctor Wives: Out with the Bath Water

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Out with the Bath Water

As I bottle up the dirty bath water into empty milk jugs, I reflect upon the sacrifices we make for our spouse’s career.

I am 32 years old, bottling up bath water in order to water my vegetable garden. Living on the east side of the Intercoastal Waterway “ie the Ditch” water is like liquid gold. If you water outside on a day other than the two days of the week your house number is assigned, they’ll haul you off to jail!

But, it’s not like we can even afford to water on the two given days. I’ve never seen a water bill like the one we received our first month here. We have become quite the conservationalists! Only flush on number twos, wet the tooth brush then turn off the water. Bath water for the garden (I hope the tomatoes don’t taste like stinky feet!)

Only 2.5 years left until I can flush at will!


Blogger I am Laura said...

great post!

May 26, 2010 at 12:27 AM  
Blogger Elle said...

Great post! We can totally relate... here in Texas we're already on water conservation days as well... have ya'll put bricks in your toilet tanks yet? Put them in the top part of your toilet, and the amount of water that the brick displaces, doesn't have to be refilled every time you flush... it's a small step, but over the long run it does lower your water bill and it also helps the environment....

In the meantime, I bet your veggies love that bath water!

May 26, 2010 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

i love your post. i can totally relate. it will be $800 to fix our car's a/c and for the third summer in a row... we haven't fixed it. it is hot in north texas... and i will be happy when we don't have to choose what to fix...

May 26, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Amanda E. said...

This is awesome...bahahaha. I am just hoping we don't end up in some place with a population of three and a half ;-)

May 26, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

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