To a very high degree, as my daughter would point out. She’s fond of noting Mama’s quirks and peculiarities.

And yet I can’t help but think that my darling Katherine Jane prefers her bath water WARM. She seems…happier…when I scrub her down with nice, toasty water to cleanse all of that coarse, gritty salt off of her.

Brock is off at a meeting tonight and I’m caring for our girl in all the ways she needs after being out and about, playing in the salty, cold water of the Sound. It’s past dark, but that in no way negates the need to get that grating debris rinsed off right away. And so I was out there, communing with my beloved wooden boat. Just the two of us. And the warm water from the hose.

From a logical perspective, I’m quite certain that I must be correct. Salt dissolves more quickly in warm water than cold, right?

Solubility is function of temperature of solvent.

The solubility of a given solute in a given solvent typically depends on temperature. For many solids dissolved in liquid water, the solubility increases with temperature up to 100 °C.

Consensus seems to be that at a simple level, yes, warm water dissolves salt mo’ bettah than cold water (and it gets non-simple in a hurry:

But the basic thing that I noticed?

KJ really likes her warm baths. And I like it when she’s happy.

No Responses to “Anthropomorphization”

  1. rob
    October 24, 2009 at 1:51 am #

    More like a "supository" of knowledge? dont you mean :o))

  2. bowiechick
    October 14, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    Rob, really. You're a keeper!

  3. Jamie
    October 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    Wax, you say? That had never occurred to me, Rob. We've always just relied on the paint to do the job. I shall run it by the Project Guy and see what he thinks. I still love the warm water!!

  4. rob
    October 13, 2009 at 9:55 am #

    Mmmmmm! If you have waxed her then warm water (the same as a chemical cleaner) may remove the wax and negate any benefit, "Robs rule" if you rely on the painted finish only, to protect her, then warm water is fine and better than cold to remove rhe salt! I personally use a turtle wax "cleaner and wax" liquid, which doesn`t take off my (hard worked) wax finish and keeps the hull sparkly clean, I rarely have to clean the hull other than a hose down with my hover hose which I hang over the hull and it sprays away quite happily hovering just off the hull where ever I hold it. :o))

  5. bowiechick
    October 12, 2009 at 10:02 pm #

    Absolutely brilliant!