Tonight I took a fake bucket bath. Here is what happened…
I think it was about a week and a half ago now, we made water filters to bring to our homestay. The filter is two 5 gallon buckets stacked on each other with a filter in the top bucket so drinking water goes into the bottom bucket. The bottom bucket has a spout that you can turn open and shut. When I first had water in my bucket I realized that my spout wasn’t closed. Luckily I noticed before it made a huge mess.
This morning I saw my floor was a little wet and thought it was my filter. So while I was at school today I put a bucket under the spout to catch any leaks. When I can home (after being gone 11 hours) the bucket was empty. So thinking it was okay, I put my filter back on the floor where I keep it. Then I went to help make dinner, which consists of my watching the mamas cook, and then watched the news with baba. So now I have been out of my room for two hours and I come back to get ready for my bucket bath and there is water everywhere!!
Now if I hadn’t just spilled nearly five gallons on my floor a week ago this would not have been a problem. But I did. And I was too embarrassed to show them what happened with out having the vocabulary to explain why there was a puddle in my room. Again.
I grab my body towel, hand towel, and my two piece kanga and start trying to mop this mess up. Now I need to ring them out but if I went outside to do that they would all see. So I used my bath bucket which I keep in my room with my bathing water. So I Finally get this cleaned up and my bucket is already a third full of dirty floor water. I’m pretty sure I scooped up a couple spiders. So I added more bathing water then I went out and added hot water and went and pretend I was in the bathroom bathing.
Now that I think about it though, that water was probably cleaner than what I usually have. Since it was boiled water filtered and my bath water is just straight from the river. Hopefully this isn’t a mistake I will make a third time.