I have finally had about enough of the hard water issues that we have been dealing with since moving in her years ago. Seriously I don’t know why I have even waited this long to look into purchasing a decent water softener that will help in so many areas for all of us. The staining is my major issue, while my daughter has severe dry skin problems that is being blamed on the hard water as well.
Gonna start looking around online, after the Christmas and New Year holidays are over and done with, and seeing what good deals I can come up with, it’s all about the money folks!
Ordering from batteryheads.com digital camera battery was a smart move in order to make sure that all of our camera, camcorder and laptop batteries are in complete working order before the holidays arrived. Last Christmas it seemed that everything that I touched broke, or was broke or needed batteries so that I had to use my cell phone for the family Christmas celebration.
My cell phone doesn’t take the best pictures in the world. And it’s video recording aspect leaves a lot to be desired and you can only record for 30 seconds, arg. I don’t want that to happen again this year so we have gotten new batteries and extra chargers to keep on hand. These Christmas celebrations mean a lot to me and I would like to have decent pictures and videos to share and look back on for a real long time.
Now that I have all that taken care of I can move on to all the other tasks that lay ahead in the next couple of weeks. It’s only 20 days until Christmas. So much to do and so little time.
On my campaign to make our house more energy-efficient (for the environment AND our shrinking electric budget) I have decided that it is also a good idea to get pipe insulation for our hot water pipes. I’m going to have my hubby go to Home Depot and buy some pipe insulation and install it in the basement.
I’ve seen some little insulated boxes that fit over top of the outside water spigots to help protect them from freezing. I think that is a good idea, too. It would be awful to have one freeze and burst – especially during the day while we are not home to deal with an emergency like that.
I do try to conserve water and have always turned out the lights when I leave a room and other prudent habits. But I’m always on the lookout for more ideas on how to save money and also help the environment.
The drums have always been my favorite musical instrument for as long as I can remember, although I would love to learn how to play the piano and the guitar. I was looking at a great craviotto drum at musicians friend today and I felt that urge, that emptiness that has always haunted me when I realize that I do not have the talent to make any type of music, or at least I haven’t found an instrument yet that I seem to be able to figure out, much less play.
I can’t believe that summer is really over, the nights are getting down right cold this past week or so and the days are cooling off as well, sigh. I had so many plans that just never got done and I’m bumming about it right now. My beautiful little garden trellis that I really wanted to get and put in the back yard is still sitting in the box in garage unopened and now it looks like I will have to wait until next spring to get to it. Not only is this beautiful trellis not being used but my garden never really took off as I had planned, which really irks me to no end considering how much planning and work I put in to it too late into the season to do much good.
What a huge waste of time and effort on my part, got no one else to blame other than myself which really bites!I found such a good deal on trellises on the Internet and I was so excited to finally be able to order it and get it shipped to me with no shipping fees attached and then I go and blow it, arg. . . .