Archive forFebruary, 2017

Fixing my Drafty Windows

As energy costs have increased in recent years, I have been looking at ways to save money on my utility bills.  Over the years I have been changing out my old incandescent lighting for compact fluorescent bulbs (and now LED bulbs), replacing my old appliances with newer and more efficient models, and I’ve changed over to low-flush toilets.  While these changes have made a big impact, I’m one of those people that feel that I could always do more.

One of the biggest changes I have avoided has been my windows.  They are the original windows that probably came over with the ark (yes, my house is old) and I know that they are drafty.  I had been saving up for a couple of years to make sure that I would have enough money to replace them, and this year will be when it happens.

In fact, it is happening later this week.

I had a contractor come out on Monday to give me a quote on windows replacement in Burbank and they will be out later this week to get the work done.  They figure that it should only take part of the day to replace the windows and then I’ll be good to go.

I can’t wait to see what the house looks like with new windows and how much money I will save on my energy bill.  I should not have waited so long to do this work.


Getting my Nails Done

Since I struggle with chewing my nails, I make a point of seeing a nail technician and esthetician every couple of weeks to get gel nails.  They not only look great, but they keep me from chewing on them.  I guess it is as simple as not getting the same texture and satisfaction that I get from chewing on my real nails, and frankly, it is an inexpensive way to stop my annoying habit.  I wish I had discovered this “solution” sooner, but I am thankful I did figure it out when I did.

The one thing that I noticed the last time that I was at the salon was that my technician had her own type of clothing.  I snapped a picture of her, and here she is:


I really thought her apron was pretty cute and I could really see how this type of “uniform” really made sense for the line of work that she was in.  It was not only fashionable, but easy to clean, and I really thought that it worked well.  I’m surprised that I never noticed it before, but sometimes that is just the way things work out.

After I’m done getting my nails done, I’m hoping to get some clothes shopping done – it looks like I am going to be having a pretty productive day.