What on earth were they thinking?

Someone vandalized the Shaw monument today.  It happened this afternoon, literally while I was working down the street.  In fact, I walked past the monument on my lunch break.  I really cannot fathom why someone would do such a thing.  I know I am not your average person when it comes to how I feel about this particular monument, but still, I cannot understand it.


Yes! Vindicated!

We got our new utility bills, and what do you know, the difference between the amount of kilowatt hours of electricity we used this past month compared to the same month last year is huge.  And what’s even better is even with running the AC units at full blast last year we still couldn’t get the indoor temperature below 78 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas this year it is almost always below 74 degrees.   Those new curtains and the weather sealing really worked.  Awesome.


Yard Sale People

We had a yard sale today.  On the whole it went really well.  However, when you’re dealing with random people on the street and people who saw your ad on Craigslist, you never know what you’re going to get.

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Energy efficiency for the win

The past few weeks have held a lot of change for our humble home.  Although it has not been the hottest summer on record for Boston (as far as I know) it has been rather warm.  Kelly and I held out for a good month and a half before finally caving in and putting in our two small window AC units and turning them on.  But that is not the only thing different.

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The things you learn on the internet

I was reading through the most recent post by The Bloggess.  This post was her announcement of the third leg of her book tour and there was much celebration in the comments from people who will get to see her at a reading.  As usual, I scrolled on down and read through the comments because they’re often hilarious.  Then I came to this one.

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Gratuitous Dachshund Photos and Video

We may have mentioned before that dachshund stuff just seems to find its way to us.  The same is true for dachshund photos.  Below are some adorable dachshund photos that we’ve come across or had mailed to us recently.

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