Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Tax Weekend, USA!

Happy Tax Weekend, USA! Remember that Tax Day this year is April 18th.

Anyone expecting (or already received) a refund?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ominous clicking noises and happier endings

Know what is not awesome? Coming home from work after a day of storms to hear your gas stove clicking. The same clicking noise it generally makes when you've turned the knob to light a burner. Thankfully, no gas was leaking out. Just the incessant clicking. We unplugged the stove, and resigned ourselves to being stoveless for at least a few days.

What is awesome? Having a husband who realized (after consulting the internet) that water may have simply gotten in, and leaving the stove alone and unplugged for a few days may be all that is required. The same day we came home to a clicking stove, there was mysterious water on the plates in the cabinets above the stove, and in the ramekins living next to it.

After two or three days of leaving the stove unplugged to dry, when we plugged it back in, there was no clicking sound. Hurrah! Good thing, too. That first night, knowing I had no stove, all I wanted was to boil water for tea.

I am pleased to report that nearly a week later, and several stove-top heavy meals, all is in tact and still working splendidly.

*Whew! To replace the drop in stove, it would have easily been a few hundred dollars.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Appliance Replacement Poll Post

Please leave any comments about the poll here. If you selected other, please elaborate here. I'll be adding my answer to the comments

Friday, April 1, 2011

Think Green Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the "Think Green Hop Along"Everyone is welcome to link up and make friends here. The concept is to "think green"!! 

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Here are the rules to this link up:
  • Follow the hostess, Tips 4 Green, of the Green Hop Along (in the first position).
  • Grab the Hop Along Button and put it on your blog somewhere, make a post about it, if you would to try to get the word out!!
  • Follow as many other blogs as you like, it is common courtesy to follow whoever follows you! Please follow at least two or three other blogs in this link up.
  • Leave a comment on the blog of whoever you are following so that they can follow you back.
This hop along will close on 4/01/11 at midnight and will reopen again on each Friday. I hope to continue this link up for every Friday! Please leave me any comments or questions below or in an email to Thanks!