Monday, January 3, 2011

Ahhhh, Monkey Water!

I love my monkey water baths.

In case you don't know what monkey water is,
let me enlighten you.

Monkey water is water that is so hot you say "ooh ooh aah aah"
Just like a monkey.
Scratching arm pits is optional.

Why is this such important news?
Because, the week of Christmas my water heater died and no more monkey water baths for a few days.

My wash water was heated on the stove.
That was fun.
Good thing I have a big stock pot and several Dutch ovens.

Not enough to fill my ginormous clawfoot bathtub, but good enough to get me clean.

Santa Claus came in the form of my inlaws this year who paid a shitload for a better water heater than we could afford.

Propane water heaters cost more.
Lucky me.

So Honeyman and father-in-law went and got it December 23rd and put it in the 26th.

Yay for hot water!

Due to the fact that our house is almost 100 years old and built oddly, it took forever to get it installed.
In the course of it all, fil broke the hot water line.

But, it's in and it works and I get my monkey water baths back.



  1. I love this Ruth...
    I was over at Mynx's place today and since she's a wee bit down, I seconded her need for a monkey water bath, whereby she asked me "What the hell is a monkey water bath?"

    I told her I didn't know and she should ask you...but then I decided to google "monkey water bath" and who's blog appears...YOURS!

    I linked her here and I came by too to read and have myself a good chuckle...cause I love my monkey water baths too!!!!


    1. I thought the name appropriate. :)
      I guess I didn't think about explaining it. Silly me.
      They are pretty awesome!

  2. Thank you for the smile when I really needed it. I have linked this post to my blog today so everyone will know what an awesome thing Monkey Water baths are.

    1. That's sweet of you.
      You are welcome. I hope it helped. My sister used to say when you take your bath, imagine all your problems floating in the water and when you let the water out, watch them go down the drain.


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