NEVER TAKE WATER AWAY FROM A COMPULSIVE HAND WASHER
Christopher and I live in a bungalow in Toronto (which in winter can be the equivalent of living in the freaking Arctic) We have no basement (primative, I know) and for the past 8 winters, save last year, our pipes have frozen at least once. Last year was quite warm and we had just put in a new furnace so of course it wasn't until 5 am that I realized that we might be losing the water. Now I don't know why (she swallowed a fly) I didn't think to plug in the pipes or find the small heater but I didn't and awoke this morning to NOTHING. Not a drop.
As I said before, we have experienced this many many times, so I went over to Shoppers Drug, bought an 18L bottle of water poured some out for precious tea and other things, filled the toilet and turned on the heater.
Funny enough, a last week I read about dry shampoo. You can buy it and you don't have to wash your hair (great when you have forgotten to get up on time, or just not in the mood) so while I was there I asked about it and they had it but it was REALLY expensive. I thought, okay, I will look up alternatives and if they don't work I will come back. So I found out that you can use Cornstarch and IT WORKS, IT REALLY REALLY WORKS.
I put it into a small container, dipped my fingers in the rubbed it into my hair, tada, no greasy feel which is whyI always wash my hair. Try it, it works.
Now off to make some tea and wait for the water to come back on. Thank heaven I did laundry and ran the dishwasher last night. YAY FOR PURELL.