In the slightly over two years I have been living with my parents (again) we’ve had unfiltered well water for most of it. It’s undrinkable, it smells like sulpher, it turns whites yellow in the wash, and a shower/bath isn’t as satisfying as it used to be. Considering I couldn’t peel off the cash for what we really needed — a whole house filtration system, as opposed to the dinky filter the builder installed at the well (which Pop had removed after someone cracked a pipe after a freeze). . . okay, you get the point.
Yesterday my folks had a fancy shmancy whole house filtration system installed. I could actually get cooking water from the sink (prior we used bottled water for all cooking and drinking); that was weird. The water seemed awfully bubbly but it wasn’t yellow and didn’t smell like rotten eggs so I went with it. But the best was yet to come: BATH TIME! I ran water for my niece and it was BEE-Yoo-ti-ful! Gorgeous sparkling water falling from the tap where before had eeked questionably, who am I kidding? It was impossible to take a non-yellow bath unless you colored it with bath pellets before yesterday. And later, when I took a tepid bath, because everyone else had been bathing, I put way-too-much shampoo in my hair and I felt oddly light after my bath.
I know soon the novelty will wear off, and I kinda hate that. I like being in appreciative awe of the “little” things (if you knew how much this whole house filtration system cost, you’d realize it’s not little). Like having a DVR; that’s still relatively knew to me. But I’d have an appoplexy without my laptop which shows you how I have grown to accept socializing while sitting on my bed as matter of fact. But for right now, I am doing laundry, with this laundry detergent supplied by the people who installed the whole house water filtration system.