as i'd suspected, the longer, narrower bathtub/shower combination next to my bedroom suits my body shape & bath style better than the wider, shorter tub on the other side of the house
the water heater is big enough to fill it to a QUITE comfortably hot temperature for me, with hot water left over (!!). i had kyphi bath salts unpacked & dumped a BUNCH in & oh, they made the water smell & feel SO SO NICE. i've only managed to unpack one candle so far but it's a big jesus candle (i know they have a name, but) that gave plenty of mellow candlelight.
there was nobody else home, thus NO interruptions, NO sounds other than Hades playing with the shower curtain, NOTHING but me & the bath
(also there's not a litterbox in this bathroom, & if you think every cat in the house won't come in to use THAT litterbox while you're in the bath, you've never met a cat)
anyway i am relaxed & dripping slightly kyphi'd water & a bit of sweat but not too much, I'm wrapped in a towel & pouring cold water down my throat, Major Tom is giving me confused looks but has apparently accepted that this is a Thing that Humans Do, & all is well in my world