Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cutting our power

is going to be harder than I thought.
I replaced almost the rest of the house today to CFL's (Compact Fluorescent Bulbs). I still have to climb up on a ladder and change the 3 bulbs in my ceiling fan, find bulbs to fit my outdoor lights and change the bulb in the garage door opener. I forgot about that until it was mentioned on the energy idea today.
This monitoring system has it's ups and downs. It is making me more conscious of our energy usage but also frustrating that we still use so much power. I am also making my family crazy by unplugging all sorts of things. Dad is coming home tomorrow and I have unplugged everything in the garage. He had 2 chargers and an air compressor all sitting there sucking the power up. Next I need to get into the " man room". I am going to work hard to convince him to use a power strip that can by turned off when he leaves for the night.
I also want to look into more insulation and insulating the crawl space under the dining room. We need things we can do ourselves as we can't afford to pay people right now. Ideally someday we will replace all the windows but for now we DIY.
It is a battle but I am going to do what I can.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40