Put your hat on

October 11, 2009

Eco-Freaky, Gadget

Not much got done around here this weekend, but we did manage to get the insulation plug put in the attic fan. The high this weekend was 38 degrees, and since I caved and started up the heat on Friday, darned if I wasn’t going to keep that heat in the house!!

All-jammies Saturday

It was the inaugural use of our Little Giant ladder, too. Lloyd ordered it from Woot a month or so ago and got a super deal. Good thing, too, since our old ladder had disappeared.

Boring story ahead: Years ago I asked Lloyd to go downstairs and get the ladder for something, and he was down there a loooong time. “What’s the holdup?” I hollered. “It’s not here,” he hollered back. (I love to say ‘holler’.) I went downstairs to help him – and there it was, opened up, smack dab in the middle of the basement. Seriously? Now whenever we can’t find something around here we say, “It’s probably by the ladder”.

So, you can see the irony of how the ladder has been really gone. We’ve searched and searched, but no dice. Thus the need for the Little Giant. End boring story.

There are bats up there. *jibblie*

Boy, this post is really banging on, isn’t it? Cut me some slack, I’ve been sick. Long story short, we took off the fan cover, Lloyd put in the two garbage-bag-covered insulation things, and we put the cover back on using the wing nuts that Lloyd has patented. “Wing nuts are key” – that’s his motto.

(BTW, Lloyd said he saw a ladder at his school that looks suspiciously like our old one.)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “Put your hat on”

  1. Brad Said on:

    “To make a long story short…”
    “Too late.”

    I can’t remember what movie that’s from… Is it Clue?


  2. Deanne Said on:

    Did you take your ladder to Lloyd’s school whenever he crawled around in the ceiling? What was that for again?


  3. Karla Said on:

    ..and that is why my Dad writes “RGB” (in green marker, of course) over everything that he owns.


  4. Beth Said on:

    At the risk of having Harold read your website…for the first time in what? five months? I bought a Little Giant ladder from Woot the same day. For Harold, for his birthday this Thursday. Funny.


  5. Peggy Said on:

    ‘All-jammies Saturday’.Like the sound of that*! It should become a regular custom…like ‘Bad Movie Night’.

    * as I was typing that, I said it in a way that I knew was from a movie…but it took me a few minutes to remember which one. I’m sure it must be said in alot of movies…but $500.00 to which one I’m referring to. And who said it?


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