Which means I did it! I thought it would be interesting to share some of the things that we have attempted to do with POTS and regretted. In this case it was washing my car with a bucket and a sponge. It sounded reasonable as we are in a drought and are very conscious of water use. My thinking: My car is very dirty and a car wash wastes an awful lot of water--so why not do it myself? The reality: After lifting the first bucket of water up to clean the top of the car I felt like I was going to pass out. Sensible response: STOP! Actual response: Damn it, I'm going to do this! Result: near collapse and rest of the evening spent in rescue strategies. So what have you tried that "didn't work out so well?"