Ive been in my condo for 3 and a half weeks now. Last night on what could be the coldest day of the year (I think it was 26 degrees with light snow and wind in NJ last night), my heat and hot water went out. I slept in a heavy sweatshirt and sweatpants. It was 51 degrees in my condo when I went to work this morning. I took a shower by standing outside the shower, turning the water on, dumping my head for a few seconds and than pulling out. Putting soap on and than doing it again. Imagine sticking your head in a bucket of ice water. Plus I am also sick. I have pharyngitis which is the beginnings of the flu. Sore throat, bodyaches and earache. So feel free to laugh now . I thought people would enjoy my misery.