I’m sure it says something about me that most of my ideas have to do with improving life in the bathroom, but that’s a column for another day. Today, we will try to navigate the uncertain limitations of the household hot water tank. The problem? Running out of hot water. The fact is, in a contemporary household populated by two adults and three teenagers, the politics of bathroom usage can get pretty ugly.
One of the most commonly asked questions in our house is “what the (heck) are they doing in there for so long?” That query is usually followed by the through-the-bathroom-door declaration, “You better not use all the hot water!”
As much as I want to blame the hot water hog for draining the pipes of that precious fluid, I have a hard