Category: Around The House

Inching Closer to Hall Nirvana

Remember my list for things to do to the hallway? I can cross two and a half off! And my goal of staying in and not spending money/painting this weekend? Paint the basket shelf silver. Hang up my lady vase from CB2, and steal flowers from outside of work. Sorry for the terrible cell phone pic.   And the half thing I did concerned attaching the vent cover, hanging loose as seen here: I didn’t have the correct size screw at the time, but needed to have it stay in place on the wall so that the cat wouldn’t venture down there. You wouldn’t think the little jerk would go down there, but when I originally painted the hall and removed the cover, I had to grab him by his tail to keep from from falling down there! Cats are freaks. So now there is about half of a 5″ long screw hanging out of the top hole in the vent, keeping it attached to the wall until I get something suitable. Hooray for the little things! Now I want to know: what weird places have your animals dared to...

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Frieda The Fridge

Ooooh! Ahhhhhhh! I bit the bullet over Memorial Day weekend and bought a new fridge, as I alluded to earlier. A few things that made me realize it was time: Husband had to throw out a couple of steaks that he had lost in there under all of the crap piled on top. The shelving system just wasn’t working for us. The energy savings would be worth it. We had no idea how old the former fridge was but it certainly wasn’t Energy Star certified. The tag says it only costs approximately $61 a year to operate. Major appliances have the deepest discounts starting Memorial Day weekend and going through the 4th of July due to new models coming out. This was the tipping point. Thanks Internet! Lowes was running an 18 month special financing deal. We clearly won’t need over a year to pay off a less than $900 purchase (the price I snagged, at least), but not having to rush and pay it in six months if we don’t want to is a nice option. Plus the delivery was free!   I do love the model fridge we got, and all of the new ways to arrange our food, though we are currently without use of the water/ice maker due to a mismatched part on the line, but that has more to do with the janky-rigging the...

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April Blake edits web content by day and writes by night, usually about local food, unusual flavors, and craft beer. Please follow me on Twitter, but not in real life.

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