Hello everyone. I have been meaning to put up a link to the new tour that will be led by yours truly, so here is the link to the first one, which will be on September 22nd. That day is the 150th anniversary of the issuing of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, so it is a pretty appropriate day, I think. If you have the time, come on out and learn some history with me.
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.
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.
Although I was fairly swamped with work this past weekend, I somehow managed to take the time to go see PAX East, the huge gaming convention and general geekfest organized by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade fame. Kelly’s brother Matt came up from Philadelphia and joined Patricio and I as we indulged ourselves in a geek’s paradise – specifically, a gaming geek’s paradise. So go no further if you have a low tolerance for that sort of thing.
This was sent to me by the always fabulous Amanda. It was tweeted by the one and only Nichelle Nichols and was taken in the Oval Office on 2/29/12. Yes, I’m going to make you click through to see it, it’s thatgood.