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I so do rock

Our tub is very narrow. When I shower in it, I have to shower sideways. That is, I turn so that the water is hitting my shoulder instead of my front or back. Why? Because the damthing was installed before I was born, back when people didn't have shoulders as wide as mine. Just as bad as the curtain on the window grabbing me while I shower, the shower curtain also pulls in and sticks to me. Yuck.

I searched Google last week and found a good price on a Crescent Shower Rod. It arrived today. Tonight I installed it. Then I stood in the shower. Lo and behold! Elbow room! It was awesome. Now all I can hope for is that the curtain stays in place once the shower turns on.

No, I am not a handyman by any stretch of the imagination. I think my brother and I may have the totality of Dad's handiness, split unevenly (he's got more of it than I do). Nevertheless, I feel pretty damn badass. Go me!

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basilwhite
Aug. 31st, 2004 02:17 am (UTC)
Good band name: Crescent Shower Rod.
sethcohen
Aug. 31st, 2004 02:50 am (UTC)
My favorite semilocal band is Jimmie's Chicken Shack. I suspect it's less trademarked than "Crescent Shower Rod".
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ichur72
Aug. 31st, 2004 03:19 am (UTC)
Good to know I am not the only person who thinks it yucky when the shower curtain sticks to me. I seem to have lived in a lot of places where the ventilation system is such that it blows the shower curtain around so that it ends up clinging to me. Ewwww!
sethcohen
Aug. 31st, 2004 10:34 am (UTC)
A quandary
How odd it is that you don't like sticky things, and yet your LJ name is "ichur". Is there more than one meaning to the word?

Yeah, it's yucky. Now I need to fix the window curtain in the shower so that there's no stickiness there. Once that's done, the bathroom's urgent cries for remodeling drop down to a low yodel.
ichur72
Aug. 31st, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)
Re: A quandary
OK, an explanation: I'm not using the word "ichur" as a reference to "ichor" (which refers to some type of smelly, sticky internal body fluids, IIRC). Rather, it's a jokey reference to my maiden name, which is DeLay. When I was trying to figure out a screen name for AOL years ago, someone had already claimed the easy, obvious, boring choice, which was "jdelay". So I got a brain flash and looked up the word "delay" in my battered old Ben-Yehuda. It gave me a couple of choices, and I went with "ichur", added "72" for my birth year, and ... um, voila.
estherchaya
Aug. 31st, 2004 03:05 pm (UTC)
Re: A quandary
you were born the same year as sethcohen
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estherchaya
Aug. 31st, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC)
Re: A quandary
nothing in particular. It was just something I took note of. Weren't you also born the same year as Seth?
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estherchaya
Aug. 31st, 2004 08:36 pm (UTC)
Re: A quandary
but you're younger than my old man of a husband.
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gingy
Aug. 31st, 2004 03:19 am (UTC)
On behalf of everyone at UMMC, we're very happy you can shower.
sethcohen
Aug. 31st, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
It goes both ways
Sorry your air conditioning sucks. If you're feeling well enough to come in to work today, please shower as well. Otherwise we'll have to put you through one of those chemical spill showers, and that can really ruin your day. No temperature control on those things.

And when come back, bring pie.
estherchaya
Aug. 31st, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC)
Re: It goes both ways
er, why do you want her to bring pie?
paigedayspring
Sep. 10th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
God, that sucks.
At our old place, the hubby and I used to shower together in the morning to-save water-but this place only has a shower stall. At least you have some flexibility in being able to install that curved shower rod.
sethcohen
Sep. 12th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC)
We still have no options about your water-saving methods. The tub is still too small. We'll probably be able to redo the bathroom sometime in the next 5 years. :(
paigedayspring
Sep. 13th, 2004 12:26 am (UTC)
You could always hook up an outdoor shower, using rainwater heated by the sun ;P We can't-we live in a townhouse.
sethcohen
Sep. 13th, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC)
I'm a big proponent of solar power. I'd look further into it, except the state of Maryland removed all their economic incentives for doing anything with solar power a few years ago when it got into a budget crunch (nothing like short-sighted thinking, eh?) and although we needed to get our roof done, we didn't have the cash-on-hand to do solar power rather than regular roofing tiles. Not when we need to redo the kitchen, and the upstairs, and the bathroom, and the basement... *sigh*

But thanks for the silly suggestion! :)
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