Saturday, June 4, 2011

No Longer in a Fog

I finally got with the program. At last, I’m no longer in a fog. After years of shaving over the basin, or in the shower while a mirror dangled precariously from the shower head, I finally bought a fogless shower mirror.
It wasn’t too expensive -- $35 or so, less economical than an ordinary mirror, for sure, but believe me, it’s worth it.
Made of just lightweight plastic and glass, it attaches to the shower wall with a couple of little squares of double-stick foam padding, and a little tube of silicone gel. Put the stuff on the back of the mount, press it to the clean shower wall, leave it for 24 hours to dry and set, and voila.
The mirror is attached to a flat plastic reservoir. Fill it with hot water before shaving (so the mirror is the same temperature or perhaps hotter than the shower) and it becomes impossible for the mirror to fog up. Because, as we all know, fogginess occurs when the mirror is cooler than the water vapor and allows the vapor to condense.
When you’re done, empty the reservoir, squeegee the drops off the face of the mirror with the enclosed mini-squeegee, and finish your shower.
Wish I’d had the inclination to do this earlier … MUCH earlier.

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