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Thursday, July 27, 2006

La Historia del Baño

Primer Acto
La primera vez que me bañé aqui en Puebla tuve agua caliente durante cinco minutos. Después el agua se enfrió. Yo pensé que había hecho algo mal. Pero, no. Es normal en mi casa.
Segundo Acto
Ayer cuando me iba a bañar no había agua caliente. Entonces yo le pregunté a mi mamá porque no había agua caliente. Ella me dijo que no había gas así que no me pude bañar. Mi mamá me dijo que mas tarde compraría gas.
Tercer Acto
Mi mamá olvidó comprar el gas.
Cuarto Acto
Hoy, mi baño fue muy diferente. Primero tuve que calentar agua en la estufa electrica. Después puse el agua caliente en un bote de basura y la mezclé con un poco de agua fría. Tambien necesité una taza para hecharme el agua. Desafortunadamente el agua estaba un poquito fría pero yo tenía que bañarme y lo hice.
 
 
Mi guía me dijo que en su casa ella tiene un calentador solar. Si no hace sol, no hay agua caliente y que tiene que hacer lo mismo.
 
**TRANSLATION**
First Act
The first time I showered here in Puebla I had hot water for five minutes. After that, the water went cold. I thought that I had done something wrong. But, no. This is normal in my house.
Second Act
Yesterday when I went to take my shower there was no hot water. So I went and asked my mother why there was no hot water. She told me that there was no gas and therefore I couldn't take a shower. She also told me that later that day she would buy gas.
Third Act
My mom forgot to buy gas.
Fourth Act
Today my shower was quite different. First I had to heat water on the electric stove. Afterwards I put the hot water in a trash can in the shower and mixed it with a little bit of cold water. Also I needed a cup in order to pour the water over myself. Unfortunately, I added a little too much cold water but at least I had a shower.
 
 
When I told my guide about this today she informed me that in her house she has a solar powered water heater. Therefore, when there is no sun there's no hot water and she has to do the same that I did this morning.

3 comments:

kate said...

Aie! Makes you appreciate life in the States, huh?

Bill said...

I did the same thing at my host family's place! Don't you love it?!

Jess said...

Come time for the Peace Corps, I bet I'll be able to empathize too.