More super evil growling......... After I posted about Western Union - I went to run Tesla a bath because she had rolled in something terribly gross. I went into to check the bath, and it was filled with dark brown water. This is NOT the first time this has happened since I moved here. In fact it is about the 5th time in 3 months. I usually don't take baths, so the only time I notice it is if I am filling a bowl or something. I was talking to Matt on the phone while this was happening, and he was like - well Mom that must be why you have had that rash on your face for over a week. You know you are allergic to metals. Ding, ding, ding. Thank you Matt. I am topically allergic to all metals........and god knows how long I have been taking metallic gross showers. I called the water dept, and their response --- yes, we are aware that X (very small city) city has this problem. We do offer free water filters because of this problem but you have to pay (300.00) to have them installed. Oh my God are you kidding me??? I cannot even take a shower now. This allergy is not just physical, but sort of psychological, I guess I am conditioned. I touch pennies, or rust and I itch and get hives. I have been itchy with huge splotches on my face for over a week - ARRRGGGggggggggg - bathing is not going to happen. Nice, just lovely. I am done. Even my white laundry has been turning pink because of this -- I am gonna crawl in a hole --- and then call the landlord and demand she pay for the installation of this. She could doubt my allergy, but not that my laundry is turning pink.