Saturday, April 14, 2012

Cause and effect

Long story short of how we ended up having a hot tub.

The Hubby is from ND where water is in short supply and expensive - you pay by the gallon. A ND philosophy is that if it's yellow let it mellow and if it's brown flush it down.  I'm good with that. The water tastes funky too, kind of sulfery and can occasionally be gritty. Most don't drink the water and buy it by the gallon or have a free standing water dispenser in their house.

Accordingly he is the original master water miser. Not that it is a bad thing to conserve water any time you can, but he can be a bit uptight about it - pounding on doors advising the kids "they've been in there long enough, turn the damn water off!" - that could probably be another post entirely, but I digress.

Since Chyann has had many operations and has achy loose joints that seem to be getting worse, at her last doctors appointment the doc's suggested along with the typical anti-inflammatory meds she take hot baths to ease her achy body. Sounds pretty reasonable right? The Hubby about shit. Course he is picturing full or overflowing HOT baths EVERY night!

His solution: A hot tub with messaging jets and the hunt was on to find one.

Only took a few weeks to find one. He originally wanted one that would fit in the basement, but since this is an old remodled farm house that was going to be hard to find.

Have you looked at the prices on those baby's lately? Holy cow! Talk about spendy! We ended up getting a used one that was a few years old at a very reasonable price. It will fit in the basement with some wall modification. Until that happens it is on the back porch, right off the slider door and to be honest I like it right there. Direct shot into the bathroom to change and close to the pool for summer use. So, we'll have to see if it makes it's way to the basement after summer is over.

I didn't think I'd like it outside in the winter, we got it the end of Feburary, but we had so much fun being out there when it was snowing. Going to have to make a terry cloth head wraps though, sometimes a cold wind kicked up and about froze our ears off so we'd wrap our heads in towels that kept falling off or into the water.

Anyhow this worked out to be a pretty good cause and effect.. Be married to a water miser - get a hot tub. Works for me.

New picture series - The view from my hot tub :)


PAK ART said...

ha ha ha your hubby is so funny. My sister Kathy still barely lets water run since she lived so long in St. Thomas where water is scarce. It's not limited in AK at all, so it always seems funny to me.

tainterturtles said...

I've been wanting a hot tub myself. I'm glad you bought one. Let me know where you bought it.

Ami said...

I will not explain why there is NO WAY IN HELL that you can get me into a hot tub.

Careful out there with that camera in the tub!!

Lisa said...

Cool. I used to go to a friend's house to do scrapbooking once a week. One cold, snowy Feb night she calls and tells hubby, "tell Lisa to bring her bathingsuit tonite." I'm like, huh? Little did I know she had a hot tub on her deck and instead of scrapbooking we were going to go hottubing! Worked for me!

Kellie said...

lol Ok Ami, I don't know how you could be more cryptic?!!? Must be a good story.