Tag Archives: homeowning

Mulch Ado About Nothing

Do you ever come across a website that offers to make your life better and you think, “Great, but this is too good to be true”? I’ve often come across these as ambitious startups offering something free or asking me to please give my email address for updates which never actually come. Well, when I came across ChipDrop¬†I figured it was another one of these ambitious startups. I actually found ChipDrop on Craigslist, which added to my suspicion that it was a ruse. I mean, Continue reading →

Saving Energy

A month ago I received an unpleasant piece of mail. The energy bill arrived and it was $30 more than it had been. And its graph highlighted that the price of the bill was increasing a little each month, though never $30 all at once. It was a shock to the system, something needed to be done otherwise this monthly cost could easily get out of hand. Back in March, when Ellie and I moved into the house, I set about replacing all the bulbs Continue reading →