Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This May Be The Greatest Gift A Trail Runner Could Get...

My wife is a genius. I've always known that about Christi, but in case there was any hesitance, her birthday present to me this month has proved it without a doubt. It has already turned out to be the greatest trail runner b-day gift I've ever received.

What is it? An outdoor shower

(So cool)
And not just any outdoor shower...just look at that bad boy! First I thought she got it just so I could have the thrill of being naked outside (as thrilling as it was at age 3, natch). But I've been surprised at how much we actually use it. Kids got too dirty playing tag? Throw them in. Dropped a bag of peat moss on your lap (yes, did that)? Jump in, clothes and all. Did your rescue pug get into the neighbor's garbage AGAIN? Hose him down. Ninety degrees on your lunch run? Jump in one more time! Who knew a little hot water and screen could go so far! I've taken less than two showers inside since it showed up two weeks ago, and probably 30 outside.

(Waterfall up top, foot/3-year-old shower on bottom)
And let's face it...taking a shower with the sun on your shoulders and birds chirping is just...right, you know?

The true genius of Christi's gift (aside from getting the whole thing built while I was traveling for work) is that it keeps all of our dirty clothes, shoes, pets, and bodies OUTSIDE where she prefers them. Nicely done! All for a few grand in contractor bills...a relative bargain for a clean freak.

(This is the flow at 10% capacity...waterfall ready!)
Some gifts are good, a few are great, and a handful are legendary. Tip o' the hat, my love, this one is my new gold standard!

- SD



13 comments:

  1. Certainly a gift any of us trail runners would love... now it's going to have to be a requirement for my next home.

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  2. Very nice. Our outdoor shower was a big selling feature when we bought our house. So nice after a trail run. Great in the winter too, but our pipes have frozen when it gets much below freezing. Your design is significantly nicer than ours, but gave me some ideas. Enjoy!

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  3. That really is awesome, but it may have to be filed under "self-defense" :)
    -Charles Zuckerman

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  4. This is all my husband has ever wanted in life!

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  5. Very nice! Where'd you get that shower head?

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    1. You can find it here at Calazzo.com. Very pleased with it!

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  6. +1 on Dave H's question. Could not find that one.

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    1. I linked to it above. Christi also used Houzz.com a lot for ideas.

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  7. What's the hot water source? Mine is portable, but not as elegant :)

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    1. It turns out the other side of the wall right here is near our laundry room, so we were able to run a pipe right from the water heater. Quarter inch pipe was more than enough for this one - it can seriously dump water.

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