One of the charms of a 100 year old house is exciting plumbing. Our hot water doesn't work well in the winter. On a good day you have to find the "sweet spot" on the faucet dial and if you hurry it will stay warmish. Normally, I'm shaving the goosebumps off my legs in cold water. Addi however gets better treatment, we warm her water in every pot we have on the stove. And for the last couple days I sacrificed and hopped in with her.
If you're asking why it is a sacrifice you don't know me well. I have an unbased, irrational but violent fear of taking baths (not showers...obviously) it's really just the stagnent water I think. If the shower is slow to drain and a little pool collects I start to get anxious. I know it's crazy and no, pools don't bother me.
I'll just have to wait until summer to have a long hot shower.