living conditions for the wealthy: The wealthy led mostly comfortable lives, often in manor houses and castles. In times of peace, castle were the settings for feasts, workshops, markets, romance, raising and entertaining children, and craft music. A typical day for a lord's family began when the sun rose. By then, servants were preparing meals and had lit the fires in the kitchen and great hall. The noble family would wash in tubs and dress. they would also visit the garderobe (medieval toilet), which was a small, cold room with seat that opened directly onto a stinking pit or moat below. A chamber pot ket in the bedroom was typically used for toilet visits during the night. Strips of torn fabric were used as toilet paper.