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Life without a bathroom

Did you read our demolition story at the beginning of this piece? In the end, a well-placed tarp protected our gutted bathroom walls from the shower, and we turned the water on and off with a wrench for six months.

He says: "I held on by imagining how great our custom shower would be…but daydreaming didn't get me any cleaner."

She says: "This is why I love the gym. Nobody seems to notice when I go there in street clothes to shower."

Survival tip: Sear every detail into your memory bank in order to craft a good war story. Every morning shower might be awful, but every cocktail-party anecdote can be glorious.
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