Monday, April 28, 2008
We did some research yesterday about solar panels and solar energy. Oh my it's kind of intimidating, but to think you could potentially make money from your local energy company for providing your clean power to the grid is kinda cool. Jess and I have decided that if we follow through with getting solar panels for heat and water then we will start out with a couple of each and then add to the number of panels we have over time. We hope to have enough panels to be self sufficient for energy and hot water in 15-20 years.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Last night there was a very powerful storm. It was SO loud that it even woke up Jess during the night(and I'm sorry Jess but a train could barge through our room and she wouldn't wake up). The thunder was booming, the hail was huge, and the rain was pounding. As annoying as it was to be woken up several times throughout the night, it was really nice to hear those sounds...maybe next time they could happen late morning or early evening so I can look out the window and enjoy the weather.
So a day and a half after the healthy eating started I'm doing much better. Yesterday was a struggle, but today I am doing much better.
Hope everyone out there is having a great day! Message me to let me know you are out there! I'd love to meet more people.
Monday, April 21, 2008
I don't know if a typical 4 bedroom 2400 square foot home is 150K in Portland, but the Palm Harbor homes I found out start at around 150K, of course you also have to buy the land but I mean seriously. An eco friendly home for 10K more (including land) than a typical home...and sometimes 20-30K less than a brand new standard built home built with less eco friendly material. It's so interesting to find out all the information about eco friendly living and how attainable it all is...especially since it's so "cool" now.
Has anyone ever seen "For the Love of a Child". It was on Lifetime today. It's been on there for a little over a year and I've seen it a LOT. It is the most awesome story of two women that have a passion for protecting children and then they make that happen by creating several children's villages to protect children from child abuse and neglect...giving these children love, safety, therapy, and education. Protecting children is something I am so passionate about. There are so many cries that are never heard...
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I know that a good way to begin something new is to start during times of transition. Having a baby is a huge transition period, therefore starting out by getting your babies new world to be as organic and earth friendly as possible is a great way to get your own world more organic and earth friendly. Here are some companies I have found that provide parents with ways to provide that "green" environment.