Saturday, February 13, 2010

Culture Shock

I was a little emotional over our dishwasher yesterday. At first I was thrilled because our dishwasher was washing mountains of dishes, our washing machine was washing mountains of dirty laundry, and the children were washed. Then I got frustrated because we ran out of hot water before I could take a shower. Again. Every time this happens I think about our small water heater hanging over our toilet in our flat in the Czech Republic. I think about how we had to turn the heating element off during the day so our electric bill wouldn't exceed our rent. I think about how costly our way of life here would be there. Then I think about my definition of costly.

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I remember how my father was turning off the lights all the time, and yelling about water. One winter our neighbor’s kids wanted to make, skating ring and they were using water from the basement, that we all paid for, he almost got heart attack. :) American way of life, wouldn’t pass back home for sure.
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