Thursday, November 20, 2014

Busy week

I got a couple new arrivals this week:

My first ever gas stove.
A very energy efficient fridge.
These are part of my goal to drastically reduce my electricity usage. The stove runs on LP from the tank that rarely gets used because we prefer wood heat. The fridge is rated to use .95kwh per day! I've also almost got all my light bulbs switched over to led bulbs. These are bright enough that one bulb can replace two or three cfl bulbs.

I took care of some medical maintenance this week too. An eye exam that revealed a risk for glaucoma, but no problems now and my prescription didn't change enough to need new glasses. Also, the yearly mammogram. Yuck. Huge relief to have that one out of the way!

My workplace is experiencing profit issues and is doing a reorg including layoffs. Very hard because there isn't any warning and you come to work to find someone you've known for 17 years is gone. I'm not concerned about my job; an advantage of doing something nobody else wants to do. It certainly adds to the comfort level knowing I no longer have massive debt hanging over my head. I have to restrain myself from shaking young people who spend like there is no tomorrow.

Still very cold but should be back above freezing this weekend.


Mama Pea said...

Woo-hoo, classy new appliances . . . but certainly purchased for the right reasons!

It seems to be another period when I'm hearing of many businesses downsizing and laying off. Ugh. Rough time of year to have that happen. Of course, no time is a good time when it affects you directly. Ugh.

Susan said...

I love cooking with gas! And by having a propane tank, I can keep track of usage. Very swanky looking appliances!