Thursday, July 1, 2010
Thursday, July 3, 2008
As far as the closet goes, I have been waiting until all clothes are moved back in to take any pictures. You see, after you redo a closet, you have to get all new hangers (which I didn't realize). Well, I finished purchasing all of the hangers today (we were hoping for a 1/2 off sale at the Gap clearance store that never came). So you should be seeing some pictures shortly... that is if anyone is out there. Otherwise, I'll be posting photos to myself.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Let's take a look at some of H's green initiatives:
1. H always followed us as kids (and even as adults) from room to room turning out the lights. I could always count on hearing something about conserving lights and power under his breath as he went about flipping switches.
2. As demonstrated in this picture, H has been wearing many of the same clothes for many years. He's not a big believer in buying new outfits or shoes. I recall many times my mom asking H to get some new clothes. At times he would get "new" clothes but only as a hand-me-down from me or my brothers. H is a big believer in reduce, reuse, & recycle (Jack Johnson, the 3 Rs).
3. Until 1991 H drove an old white Toyota pickup truck. I think it was from 1978. As the paint chipped off of the old truck, H would use touch-up paint to keep it looking fresh. Unfortunately, the touch-up paint looked like white-out and didn't completely match the original truck color. As kids, we were embarrassed of being seen in this truck and would often duck on our way to school or elsewhere. The truck soon received the name of the "duck truck" (we also went duck hunting in it, which in a way is a form of self-sufficiency and reducing our reliance on the supermarkets to provide us with food).
4. Electric lawn mower - I think this speaks for itself... H reduced his reliance on gasoline and emissions. As a kid, I was always afraid of running over the cord and electrocuting myself.
I'm sure there are many more examples of H's green initiatives but I'll let those that know H chime in and relive those moments too.
Thank you H for being the trend setter that you are. I now find myself chasing the kids from room to room turning off the lights grumbling the same thing. I hope you have a good birthday weekend. I love you.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
The question becomes, what is Brian Couch doing at this moment?