Friday, February 13, 2009


I am obsessed with conserving energy--and I'm a republican!
Haha. Anyway. I think it started with my reusable grocery bags. Then I saw a girl on Oprah who cut her energy bill in half by unplugging all the appliances in her home.
Now, I unplug everything. The microwave, the clock in Shirley's room (she doesn't need it, right?), lamps that are not in use, the VCR, the toaster, the coffee pot, the washer and dryer. You name it. If it's not in use, it's probably unplugged.
Also, I sit in the dark a lot of the time. And I lay awake at night trying to think of ways to cut back on our energy consumption. If we didn't have the baby I swear it would be 60 degrees in here.
If I could figure out a way to do it, I would unplug the fridge...I just don't think it would be wise.
I think it's getting a little weird.

Next time you come over, would you mind bringing your own slippers and candle?


carrie said...

I already bring slippers. I'll remember the candle next time :)

kristi noser said...

Going to the Desvousges' house:
wood stove
Ok I'm ready.
Keep in mind that when we get the wood stove put in your energy bill will freaking PLUMMET, also no need for slippers or blankie.

Jolene said...

will you update us if unplugging really helps?

and are you really getting a woodstove? they're so fantastic (although smelly). i love my toasty house!

Anonymous said...

I remember the good old days when Kristi just kept her slippers at our house. And all those comments about meat lockers were so funny! Good to know you prefer things cooler like your mom. Sorry to hear that you sit in the dark like your grandmothers.