Tag Archives: green

how many kids does it take to screw in a light bulb? [day 244]

My kids keep leaving lights on all the time.  Mostly in their rooms, but also other rooms, where I don’t have energy efficient lighting.  They weren’t always this way.  To make a point about electric costs and being wasteful, I … Continue reading

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a 25¢ lesson cost me hundreds [day 241]

Yes, I made a judgement call based on 25¢, a quarter I thought I would loose.  Listening to some bad advice, I decided not to try a new grocery store in my area, a store that opened over a year … Continue reading

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recycle your electronics for good [day 238]

I saw this recycling box at the local camera shop.  No, I wasn’t shopping, I had to go there for work.  I was surprised to see the red dot that says, “10% of proceeds will go to charity”.  10%?  There … Continue reading

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the green machine [day 223]

I’m really not sure exactly how much money I’ve saved doing this challenge, as I haven’t tracked it, however I know it’s a substantial amount.  I have no debt, I’m not always broke and comparing my finances to last year, … Continue reading

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twas the night before Christmas… the culturally correct version [day 211]

Let me me be perfectly honest here.  I really hate holidays.  And, I’m an equal opportunity holiday hater, I don’t like any of them.  I love Christmas, that is the true meaning of Christmas, but I hate the cultural crap … Continue reading

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to infiniti and beyond… [day 175]

I decided to take my 14 year old car in to be repaired, as it’s been 5 years since I’ve had any major work done to it.  Of course, I do keep up with the oil changes and regular maintenance items.  My … Continue reading

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get out of the trees [day 173]

My video is finally done and available!  Click here to watch it and vote for it. 🙂 This stop motion video project was created for a contest that AT&T is doing through zooppa.com.  Here’s the concept, as posted on AT&T’s … Continue reading

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paperless. I need your junkmail. [day 155]

Let’s see… A trip to the grocery store, a quick stop at the thrift store and trying to fix my temperamental grill once again, not a huge shopping day.  My kids have outgrown most of their winter clothes so I needed to … Continue reading

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it’s not bubble wrap [day 110]

I had to pick up a few things at Kroger yesterday.  It was enough groceries to warrant the use of a cart, but few enough to use the express lane.  Most of the time I remember to bring in my … Continue reading

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solar panel dilemma [day 87]

I had a great idea!  Solar panels on my house.  They have some great tax incentives, and with the energy savings, that has to be a great plan, right? I called to get some pricing and to see if my … Continue reading

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