Another Christmas is just about over. Everyone is stuffed from eating all day and the kids are in a trance playing with presents they received. It’s been a long time since I last updated this page, but the only things really going on have been at work, and you all know how I feel about mixing work and my personal Blog – I don’t do it.
So there has not been much to talk about.I at least wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, even though it may not be the politically correct thing to say these days, but it’s still what we say in our house. So I’m using it here.
Looking at all the gifts that were given and received today, I am blown away by how much power these things take. Nintendo DS - rechargeable batteries. iPod Shuffles – rechargeable batteries. Digital camera – AA batteries. Video camera – rechargeable batteries. The remote for use with the Wii (for Guitar Hero III for the Wii! – that one’s mine) uses batteries. Other than clothes and books I think everything needed charged or batteries.So how can we reduce that energy dependence that we just brought in to the house? Any ideas out there? I guess we can replace all of the regular batteries with rechargeable ones. Overall I plan on replacing most of the regular light bulbs with the curly florescent ones. The Christmas lights are all on a timer. The thermostat is on a timer and we choose to nearly freeze over night and when we leave the house.
Any other bright ideas out there? How else can reduce that might carbon footprint we put out every day? I hope your Christmas was a good one.