Bathtub Blues

The wonderful room … the bathroom is the room in the house that we love so much but also take it for granted too.

I recently got looking at new bathtubs… I know you are thinking “ yah, and a bathtub”. It is unbelievable the styles you can choose from and the colors too. But bathtubs aren’t like they used to be years ago!

When I was a kid our bathtub must have been as deep as the ocean and so huge too. You could dive underwater and see your rubber duck floating on the surface about 20 feet above you, because the tub was so full of water that it was so deep. Or is it just a dream and I only thought that our bathtub was as large as an ocean????

But it is true, bathtubs back then were made of cast iron and made to last a lifetime and they were large and deep, and not shallow and made of fiberglass like the ones today.
The bathtubs I saw recently were small and water saving as I was told. But I want to take a bath and not just dip my big toe in a bit of water and call that “having a bath”.
I told the sales person what I wanted and they suggested I get a whirlpool or Jacuzzi. I said I didn’t want either!! I just want a good old “big” bathtub where I can fill it up with water and only let my head stick out like I did as a kid……. Am I asking for too much??????

Apparently… YES!!! My childhood memories are somehow slowly going down the drain with the thought that there may never be huge bathtubs again. This is a thought that could make me cry.

I recently saw an old cast iron bathtub and could have bought it too, but it wouldn’t fit into my bathroom, because the modern bathtubs are small and I have only limited space so, I had to forgo the thought of sitting in a huge bathtub at home like I did as a kid.

But as a substitute for that lovely old bathtub I took a picture of it and hung it in my bathroom to bring back those fond memories of what it was like to have a bath in a real bathtub without the water saving features….

Enjoy your bath no matter what size bathtub you have!

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Oh no …My battery is low!!!

Yes, it is so that my battery is low and now that little icon on my Smartphone is glowing red , and telling me that I will be cut-off from the world any minute now… I could scream; but that won’t help me!
None of my friends or so called friends can reach me or I cannot check what is going on, on all the social networks that I need to be connected with…. A life without conductivity, and this all because my battery has no more charge in it!!!

I guess those are the perils of the modern world and its electrical devices.

Now what?? … No problem, I will turn on my tablet computer that I have with me. Just turn it on and “Bingo” I am connected to the world. Thank goodness I buy all these devices or my life would be” un-plugged” from the world, and that I do not want!!!
Just imagine gals there are the latest fashions being posted somewhere and your battery is low… That would just throw my life into a tizzy or for those of you guys who are fans of cars or such… the same no conductivity or battery then you are out and old fashioned as if you were born in the 18th century!

No Smartphone with a charged battery is like starting your day without a healthy breakfast. Now who would want to leave the house with that thought in mind??? Not me honey!!

But, back to the battery problem… I thought ok, go to a café buy a coffee and use one of their electrical sockets to charge up my battery. A really great idea or so I thought. There are hundreds of cafes around but I chose the one I always go to. Open the door and walk in and before my eyes the whole city must have been there having the same problem I was having… My battery needs charging
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Ok, it isn’t such a problem. The weather is ok and so I can walk another block to the next café. Again the same problem but this time people were standing in line to sit down… What is the world coming to I ask??? I will not give-up and think “now where should I go?” NO, problem, there is a nice quiet place 3 blocks from here. I hope it doesn’t rain, because the sky is turning a bit overcast.

Now as I walk along my tablet signals me that its battery is low too and its icon is glowing red as a tomato…. Great !!! I do feel a slight panic attack coming on with the thought of absolutely no more connection to the outer world now… Why me; do all these electrical devices hate me?? Am I alone with this problem or are there other people in the world that experiences this too???

I made it now to the café sure there are plenty of place to sit but all the ones with electrical sockets are taken. I am not going to give up now that socket is only a table away. I sit down and order a coffee but I have sat at a table where I can spring right over to the table next to me once the guy is finished and leaves. I think he knows what I want and so he is lingering a bit longer there over his coffee to make me suffer. His look on his face says “I know that you want to charge your Smartphone”…. I just smile at him and hope that my smile can persuade him to leave quicker or let me sit at his table. No luck with either thought!!

So, I decide to take the old fashioned newspaper in my hand and start reading it. I must say it was enjoyable. The feeling of having that paper in my hand reading all those articles and ads; It was like rediscovering life again and relaxing – it was just to sit back and read and get lost in the pages of time!

I never got to recharge my battery because I was too busy reading a paper newspaper, but I can say I really enjoyed it and can recommend doing it.

So next time your battery is low; no worries a newspaper can be a great thing to rediscover!

I thank all those newspaper people out there who printout the paper edition of the newspaper… You have gained a new reader… ME!!