Friday, February 26, 2010


I enjoyed this image. Made me chuckle.

It also reminds me of the fine little book by Jan Nunley, How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change a Christian?, which you can order here.

Ever since my time in Sudan (in early 2006), I’ve had a different perspective on my use of water and energy. I can’t leave water running. Have set my thermostat very low all winters.


Blogger Grandmère Mimi said...

I've set our thermostat very low, too, and I'm cold. Gotta do our part, though.

2/26/2010 9:32 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Yeah, I'm cold all the time, too, Mimi. The "warm" setting on my thermostat, when I'm home, is 66. This child of the South is sick and tired of layering.

2/26/2010 9:38 PM  
Blogger Grandmère Mimi said...

Tom won't layer. He just complains, which seems to warm him up some.

2/26/2010 9:44 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

We just warm the room we are in instead of the whole house. I think it is the damp in your areas that makes if feel so cold when sitting around. I never warmed up in Minnesota when we lived there - except in summer when I sweltered.

2/26/2010 9:57 PM  
Blogger Kirkepiscatoid said...

I'm like a 67 during the day and 64 at night kind of person. I would go lower except that my utility room pipes are on the north side of the house and for some reason it seems less decadent to keep the thermostat a little higher than to let the water drip. When it's below zero, I have to let them drip anyway, but I just feel really queasy about dripping water when people in the Sudan have NO water.

2/26/2010 10:04 PM  
Blogger Grandmère Mimi said...

The heat goes to OFF at bedtime, but it's not as cold down here as where y'all live.

2/26/2010 10:07 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

"Tom won't layer," Mimi?? Whassup with that? He'd rather pay utility bills than throw on a sweatshirt??

2/26/2010 10:27 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

I suspect you're right, Ann, about the damp.
I've shut off extra rooms, but my central air/heating doesn't quite let me do what you all do.

2/26/2010 10:29 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

I know what ya mean, KirkE. It's the Sudan experience that made me pay attention to these matters.

2/26/2010 10:33 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Oh, Mimi. I wish I still lived in the South!!

2/26/2010 10:34 PM  
Blogger Grandmère Mimi said...

Tom is stubborn, Lisa. He's not accustomed to layering, nor is he accustomed to the low temps in the house, and he's stuck in his old ways. We've had an unusual number of cold days this winter.

2/26/2010 10:44 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Get him some Mountain Hardware shirts and long johns -- light weight - warm and cosy even in the damp - since Jim switched - he never complains about the cold - and does not need lots of layers

2/26/2010 11:14 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Good tip, Ann. Thanks!

2/27/2010 10:36 AM  

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