Yeah, I’ve been slow. Lazy in posting. But hey, a new post, with new info! And the crowd goes wild.
First: a contractor from BGE came over to do a Smart Savers visit. He took a look around the house and while not a comprehensive audit (with fancy infrared machines & door wind checkers), he did recommend several things I could do. He also said the stuff I could do wouldn’t do too much for lowering my energy costs, mostly because they’re low right now…but since I keep my thermostat so friggin’ low? I could probably be toastier in the colder months. Yay for toasty!
He also installed 6 CFL bulbs, 2 low-flow shower heads (one for each bath, natch) and two low-flow sink aerators. He would have installed a third, but the sink in the upstairs bath is a smaller fit that the aerators he had. He also put a bit of insulation around the hot water heater pipe. All for the low-low price of free! Hooray!!! If I had turned down these things, the visit would have cost $40.00. But who would turn that down? I feel all eco-friendly, and money-savin’. The BGE super-cool programmable thermostat gets installed next week, also for free (since I’ll be allowing them to “cycle” my a/c usage. Which is peachy with me since I’m always cold, but never really hot.)
Next? The roof/overhang bits have been fixed! It was hell trying to get someone back here to take pictures, but if I’m spending over $600 bucks on something? I want to see what I’m buying. So? Pics!
Speaking of pics, I’ve been buzzing around the house lately, doing a little bit of this-n-that. I put one of those stick’em-decals in the upstairs bath, painted the lower stairs rather than just leaving it primered (hope nobody looks at the upper edges, as they’re undone; my bad) and hung a few hooks in the hall closet. Baby steps, but still? Takes a lot outta a gal! Tomorrow I rest before the Friends Onslaught. So looking forward to that!
Oh screw it: WordPress won’t let me do two galleries, nor will it let me move pictures side-by-side. So here the are all in one blob. Enjoy…?