You would have to be living under a rock some where in the desert not to know that being “Green” is the buzz word these days. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for it. My parents were from the 70′s (the hippie days) and were very much in tune with environmental issues. So they raised us kids to be in tune with Mother Earth as much as possible. Recycling has always been a big issue then and it still is. I drive people crazy with my recycling issues, but that’s OK. I just want my kids, my grandchildren and their kids to have trees and clean water and clean air to breath well after I’m dead and gone.
So I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to find that website hosting is doing what they can do in order to become as “Green” as possible. Web Hosting by FatCow is now powered by 100% wind energy. Isn’t that awesome? I understand that several other web site hostings are going green, so I wanted to put the word out to look for a website hosting that is participating in this type of change. Change really can be a good thing, sometimes.
I have always enjoyed the look of a house that has window boxes for plants and/or window boxes for flowers, especially the ones that actually are being used and tended to and are full of lively plants and flowers. The house that I grew up in had flower boxes galore around the place. My mother took it upon herself to make our house and our yard as nice looking and homey as possible. When ever I drive by the old house I keep expecting to see those flower boxes and am always depressed to see that they have been long gone and forgotten by newer owners and/or tenants.
The city does a good job keeping up with the care of the flower boxes that have in Old Town. With some of the horrible heat waves that we always can look forward to experiencing every summer, I’m sure it hasn’t been an easy task keeping things from suffering from all the extreme weather that has been messing with us these past couple of years and always looking as good as they do. I’m impressed. My city taxes are hard at work there folks! The roads suck but the planters always look great! LOL
My parents have just recently purchased one of the Toyota Hybrids, and they couldn’t be happier with it. They had been needing a new vehicle for a few years but were taking their time educating themselves on what make and model would be the perfect choice and finally decided on their Prius. I think that they made a wise choice, I. With time being so tough on everyone these days, purchasing a brand new car can be a bit scary and intimidating, not knowing what the future will bring us. But with all the incentives that the car companies are offering, it really is a good time to buy a new car, so I’m glad that they finally decided on their Hybrid.
I’ve taken the time to go online and found a great site that sells all types of unique Hybrid accessories that they might be interested in purchasing, or that I could purchase for them and use as a gift for the numerous gift giving holidays that come about all throughout the year. The first item I’d be interested in seeing them get is the Prius Front End Mask, Hood Protector that really helps protect the front end of the vehicle and will help maintain the value of the car and looks cool as well. It’s as good a place to start as any right?
Batteries are a big deal in my house, much like every other household that is overflowing with all of the latest technology and gadgets that require power that we get from batteries of all shapes and sizes. I decided a long time ago to go with the rechargeable batteries when possible, they are a much better value all the way around. With Christmas coming up I’m starting to buy and stock up on several varieties of rechargeable batteries, like the eneloop 9v ones that are starting to reappear in more gadgets other than transistor radios like in the old days. Of course the AA and AAA ones are still the most popular and we go through those like candy around here.
The need for rechargeable batteries has become great these days, with the price of regular batteries rising and rising each time I go out and try and buy some and that just irks me something awful. There are so many things that I rely on that take batteries and then I have to throw them away and they end up in the landfill, which isn’t “green” at all. So I’ve decided to go ahead and make the switch over to the rechargeable ones that I have found for a good price at radioshack online.
I can really feel for today’s parents that must go through batteries so quickly because most of today’s toys require them.