Monday, January 12, 2009

More Mish Mash

Ok. New habit for this year -- I am going to write my post before I get reading other blogs because they are so interesting, I get replying and I end up forgetting what I was going to write about!

Just some thoughts on various things today.
  • It turns out that a few hours ON for our hot water heater (electric) is enough to keep us going for a couple of days. That included 3 loads of laundry, daily cleaning, bathing and showering this past weekend.
  • We created our version of the "fireplace plug" using an old pillow and a garbage bag (for our wood burning fireplace). I read that you lose a significant amount of heat up the flue in the winter. You can buy an official one but I'm not going to consider it yet.
  • Since coming home from the ski condo where we live very compactly (under 300 sq ft), I've been naturally washing all dishes by hand. There is a debate going on in our household (read D) about whether the dishwasher is more efficient. The jury is still out on that one. I figure it'll show in our bills. Stay tuned.
  • Started to take cordless phones off their stands as the handheld battery lasts a long time and do not need to be in charge mode 24/7.
  • Finished reading "The Key" by Joe Vitale last night. There is this one sentence that astounded me. It is "How good can you stand your life?" He was talking about our hidden upper limits to our possibilities. I've just never heard it framed that way before. I like it. I'm still working on that one.
  • Was diverted away from the bank on Friday so didn't get the currency I had intended. Turns out this morning, I found out that I may be owning more in taxes than I thought so I many end up making a last minute RSP donation after all.
  • Had an awesome ski lesson last Wed. My instructor this year has been the club's ski racing coach for the last 15 years so I think I ought to be able to ski faster than D by the end of the program! In reality, I'm a big chicken but I'm with a group of brave women so it helps to have others egg you on.
  • Increased our bi-weekly mortgage payment by $10 this morning. It should shorten our overall amortization by a few months.
  • Looking forward to the next Bank of Canada rate announcement next Tuesday. Hoping for another rate decrease.


  1. Hi Middle Way,

    I know what you mean about reading other blogs to the point where we run out of time to write our own... happens to me too! So your new resolution makes sense. Maybe I should do the same :)

    Thanks for this post!

  2. Hi Daphne!

    Glad to know I'm not alone on this one!