Me going green … and dragging my family with me, kicking and screaming!

Baby steps toward self sufficience and greenocity

It’s a dog’s life … July 24, 2009

Filed under: pets — razberiswrl @ 9:57 pm

I never understood that phrase …  I’m just about catchy titles.

Anyway, our family dog had to be put down tonight.  She’s been deteriorating for months, and we just couldn’t see how bad it had gotten until it was unmistakably apparent this afternoon.

Roxy was around for 14 years.   Not too bad for an inbred retriever!  She was an enourmous pain in the ass, and yet the best dog ever.  She will be missed, to be sure.


Bye, girl.



How NOT to save water February 28, 2008

Filed under: frugal living,green living,pets — razberiswrl @ 11:20 pm
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This is just too good …

Jennifer and Jim kept getting huge water bills. They knew beyond a doubt that the bills weren’t representative of their actual usage, and no matter how they tried to conserve, the high bills continued. Although they could see nothing wrong, they had everything checked for leaks or problems: first the water meter, then outdoor pipes, indoor pipes, underground pipes, faucets, toilets, washer, ice maker, etc. -all to no avail. One day Jim was sick and stayed home in bed, but kept hearing water running downstairs. He finally tore himself from his sick bed to investigate, and stumbled onto the cause of such high water bills. Apparently this was happening all day long when they were not at home. Knowing that few would believe him, he taped a segment of the ‘problem’ for posterity – 

(It’s a harmless, work safe video)