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May 28, 2010

Energy auditor

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 09:12:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
Saving money on your gas and electric bill you would think would always be a top priority. High density insulation and new triple glazed windows were on our list. To help us out with the process we called our local energy auditor to steer us in a right direction. We took a low interest loan. All of our new products were installed. Our gas and electric bills have dropped by twenty five percent.

VHS tape converter

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 09:09:00 PM 1 comments Links to this post
After finding out how much it would cost to convert all of our VHS tapes to dvd, we decided to go shopping for a reasonable price machine to do it ourself. We found one through Heartand America for a hundred and twenty dollars and we're hoping that it works out for us.

Ferrari parts

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 08:57:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
Searching on Ebay for a front grill for our old mustang, I started dreaming about different cars I've always wanted. I must have stayed up half the night looking at so many different hot cars. One of the cars I've always dreamed about after seeing it in a car show is a Ferrari. But after looking at how much Ferrari parts are, I decided that I could only afford two fenders and a hood. (lol)

Ryobi trimmer

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 08:45:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
So nice not to be tied down by an extension cord. When it comes to weed whacking we have an eighteen volt cordless Ryobi trimmer. Being that my husband's drill and saw take the same batteries I never ran out of batteries to take care of all the trimming needs around the property.

Pet beds

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 08:38:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
Talk about being spoiled. Our little kids are. When I say little kids I mean our animals. They have their Christmas stockings, their own Easter baskets and don't forget their costumes for Halloween. When it comes to the pet beds I think they have it better than us. Our Himalayan cat sleeps in his probably eighteen hours in twenty four. He comes out, he eats uses his bathroom and back to bed. What a life!

Watching small soldiers

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 08:31:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
Enjoying it again for the second time in my life. It's so nice to think back and take your children on a journey of your favorite old movies. I dug into our box of packed away movies and came up with a few for the kids to watch. One of the movies is Small Soldiers. About a group of toys that come alive and do battle for the sanctity of their own world. I was amazed all over again. The Gorgonites are back!

free credit report

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 08:23:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
I received the letter in the mail the other day from my charge card company saying they were lowering my limit because of something negative on my credit report. I was appalled and a little confused at the same time. So I went online to view my free credit report. I couldn't believe how much information that was in there. It turned out that the negative statement on my credit report wasn't even something I did. It was somebody else problem.

State coin collection

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 08:17:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
I wanted to purchase some coins to put up as a small collection for my son. There's so many different sets out there. It takes a while to find what you want. I finally settled on the complete state collection from 1999 to 2008. They're clad in 24k gold in uncirculated condition. It came in a beautiful portfolio. Very happy with our choice.

Loose diamonds

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 07:46:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
In today's world it's not smart to put all your savings into one particular thing. You never know when the bottom can fall out so it is smarter to have your savings spread out over different categories. We have found over the long term, gold and silver will give us our best return. But loose diamonds have returned more in a short term than any of our other investments.

Boater's safety

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 07:39:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
While as we were saying we finally got our boat in the water. Even on a small lake like ours we can't believe how many boaters are out there drinking and driving. Most dangerous thing around whether it be a car or a boat is a drunk at the wheel. We watched an overloaded boat with people turn sharp and lose two people off the back side. No life jackets on. It gets so ridiculous out there sometimes.

Home theater seating

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 09:23:00 AM 0 comments Links to this post
Last year when we have all of our lightning strikes and power surges, we lost our T.V. With today's prices going down all the time on big screen TV's we were able to replace the TV to include a new home theater seating. Placement of our speakers with the highest priority. The two main sets of speakers are tucked aways so you can't even see them.

Coleman propane cooker

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 09:17:00 AM 0 comments Links to this post
We always wanted to have a nice cooker on our boat. The main word here is little. Not much storage on our boat. for dependability we ended up buying a Coleman (Max) propane cooker. You can use it as a stove top or grill or griddle for even cooking pancakes and eggs. Wonderful little item.

Wireless router

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 08:51:00 AM 0 comments Links to this post
Summer is finally here in New York. So nice to go outdoors and relax in the shade. Without my wireless router I don't know where I'd be. Doing work online takes up a lot of my time. Now I am just waiting for my new sun filter so I can easily see my screen on the laptop then I'll be right on business.
Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 08:46:00 AM 0 comments Links to this post
You never know when things are going to go wrong. We had to do some errands the other day. We are on our way back and I smelled smoke coming out of the air-conditioner in the truck. We pulled over opened up the hood of the truck. The truck wiring was on fire underneath! Luckily we had five gallons of spring water in a bottle in the back. My husband started to dump it down behind the motor to put the fire out. Unbelievable and scary! What a little oil leak can turn into when it starts on fire. We're all safe. The truck is parked. Someday my husband will fix it.

Laptop

Posted by Malou at 5/28/2010 08:38:00 AM 0 comments Links to this post
Being tied down to a home based computer can be a pain. I was so glad when I got my new laptop. My husband surprised me with it for Christmas and being completely wireless we can take it anywhere. My other problem was storage for all the family pictures and there's a lot of that built in to the computer. My trip overseas will be enjoyed more not being tied down to the home.

May 24, 2010

Easier life

Posted by Malou at 5/24/2010 09:53:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
I like to take a moment and think all the people that have contributed to all things in life that make our life much easier. Do you realise thirty years ago that we really didn't have computer, cellphones, microwave. Where we would be without these products? Not to forget microwavable popcorn. Where would I be without my popcorn fix?

Door chime

Posted by Malou at 5/24/2010 09:46:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
Ding dong used to be the favorite of everybody. Everything else has gone high tech these days. Why not a door chime? They have so many out there it's hard to choose. What's nice about some of the new ones you can actually record your own music. That's so neat when somebody pushes the button and it plays a short version of your favorite song.

Ionic air purifier

Posted by Malou at 5/24/2010 09:42:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
What a difference in our air quality. The sun would come up in our back window showing the dust in the air every morning. I was so sick and tired of dusting everything off all the time because you never know when you're mother in law is going to show up. We went out and bought two ionic air purifiers. It seems to do the trick. They also take a lot of other particles out of the air also.

Quick weight loss

Posted by Malou at 5/24/2010 09:35:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
Years ago when I want to lose weight I took the advice of the neighbor. I ate well cooked meat and drank water for two weeks. I lost at an average five pounds a week it worked out pretty good. In today's world, there are so many products for quick weight loss it can be crazy to try to find you way through all of them. But there's quite a few good ones out there.

Nature's Valley trail mix

Posted by Malou at 5/24/2010 09:32:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
Sitting at the computer for hours at a time you have to watch what you munch on or you'll gain weight in the wrong places very fast. One of the things besides cold baby carrots to munch on is nature's valley trail mix. Fruit and nuts is my favorite and it tides me over waiting for lunch.

Diet pill reviews

Posted by Malou at 5/24/2010 09:25:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
Searching high and low for the right diet pill has now got a lot easier. Looking into the situation we found diet pill reviews. What a relief to have somebody else take a lot of stress out of comparing all the different ones. My own situation is that I find one that works for a few weeks and then it doesn't. I had a doctor tell me that its my own physiology make up. My body becomes immune to the ingredients.

Today's cartoons

Posted by Malou at 5/24/2010 09:19:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
Raising our little boy has become a challenge when it comes to T.V. Some of these cartoons these days whatever happened to the good old cartoons when we were kids? You know Tom and Jerry, Johnny quest, The fantastic four. I know these old cartoons showed violence but the new cartoons show so much stupidity, ignorance etc. When it comes to cartoons now we've collected a lot of the Disney movies for our son. At least these have morals.

Acne treatment

Posted by Malou at 5/24/2010 09:13:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
How many times does it happen to you? You wake up in the morning and you have a pimple in the middle of your forehead and you know when you touch it you'll be in worse trouble. Going to your medicine cabinet you are trying to remember what acne treatment works best. But it never fails so you try all of them which makes the situation worse. So you just feel like hiding out for a week to let it disappear.

Pickers

Posted by Malou at 5/24/2010 09:06:00 PM 1 comments Links to this post
Have you seen the show pickers on channel 62 cable? It seems so much fun driving around the country side looking for collectibles and antiques. Seems so interesting. Some of the things that they find are incredible. The other day on the program they found a carnival ride from the 1890's. They bought a 1930 Plymouth car and had to pull it out of the guys basement it had been there for thirty years since the house was built. How funny.

Social security disability

Posted by Malou at 5/24/2010 08:58:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
We've paid for years but you've heard the saying we might not see anything. I'm not trying to be political here at all but social security disability administration may run out of money by the time I retire. I couldn't believe it when I heard how many different people are drawing on it. Some of the people aren't even legal in the United States yet it's a crazy situation. I hope the administration makes the right decision.

Pawn stars

Posted by Malou at 5/24/2010 08:53:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
Have you ever seen pawn stars on channel 62? I want to go Las Vegas just to see this guys or hang out in the store all day to see some of the nutty people that bring some of the craziest things in to sell them. One man brought in a real treasure chest from the sixteen hundreds. Another man brought in a compressed air propelled skate board. How weird.
 

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