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September 15, 2011

Metal step stools

Posted by Malou at 9/15/2011 11:20:00 AM 0 comments Links to this post
When my Grandmother passed away all of us were given something of hers after going through her house to have an estate auction just before we started cleaning. I sat down and remembered Gramma using her different metal step stools. It was a great memory. I could hear her voice and see her there. I walked over to the stools and pick them up tooked them to my car to bring to my house. I still use them to this day almost every time thinking of Gramma.

Chinese ATV four wheelers

Posted by Malou at 9/15/2011 11:04:00 AM 0 comments Links to this post
In a way we saved a lot of money. The price of  small ATV's if they are named brand is so ridiculous. I guess it's nice if you have all that extra money to spend on one of those. My husband elected to buy two of those Chinese four wheelers. They're not bad for the money but he has found out that if he needs a part some of the parts have to come directly from China and could take as much as six weeks to get here. In the meantime we can't ride one of the four wheelers. I guess this goes back to the cliche' wait a little save a lot.

Medical equipment

Posted by Malou at 9/15/2011 10:39:00 AM 0 comments Links to this post
It is always so sad to watch the elders in your family growing old to a point where they can't take care of themselves. My father in law in his mid-seventies opted to buy some different types of medical equipment to better help himself   because at this stage he didn't really want help from others. The only great thing that he was to the very end Dad still had his mind and his memories. At the end he was in his age but early eighties. An operation might have saved him for a few more years but the doctors couldn't guarantee that it also might have killed him so he didn't have the operation but at least we had them for a couple more years. 

Little big fish

Posted by Malou at 9/15/2011 10:31:00 AM 0 comments Links to this post
Instead of getting a bigger aquarium because or little goldfish got too big we decided to get a second aquarium and split the fish up.  Originally our goldfish are about an inch and a half long and maybe weighed an ounce now we have four mammoth gold fish. The biggest one being ten and a half inches. Anyone for fish on Friday? haha

September 14, 2011

Stainless steel drums

Posted by Malou at 9/14/2011 09:27:00 AM 0 comments Links to this post
My husband got on a kick a few years back to do the best job at trying to save money and energy in our household. On the side of our house outback he build a brick room putting our old wood stove inside of it. Above the wood stove he used stainless steel drums that were link into our furnace hot air ducts. As the wood stove heated up it heated the drums up so when the furnace kicked on it would draw the hot air out of the drums and into the house which saved us at least forty percent on our heat bill. This is just one of many things that my husband has done.

Iron rail room divider candle holder

Posted by Malou at 9/14/2011 09:12:00 AM 0 comments Links to this post
Once in a while you find a deal on the side of the road. The people apparently had to move out in a hurry and literally put about everything they own on the side of the road for sale. We bought like ten different things all for ten dollars and under each. I love candles and one thing they had was a raw iron rail  room divider that has over forty little candles on it.  So beautiful. I'm glad we were able to buy it.
 

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