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Need to buy wood pellets

September 29th, 2005 at 09:14 am

If we are going to stay in our house over the winter, we need to buy wood pellets. The sooner the better since the energy market will go through the roof this season.
The problem is, we aren't sure we're going to stay. We can't make up our minds. It will probably be best to stay and finish all the renovations on the house. On the other hand, I've been pulling 5 hour commutes a day for the last few weeks since school started. Its ridiculous how much time I waste on the commuter bus. I feel like my life is slipping away when I'm stuck in traffic just reading a novel or the paper.

I think I'll just buy 2 tons to be on the safe side. If we decide to sell, we can market that they'll get the pellets with the house, I guess.

Hubby stayed home from work yesterday and made a nice roast for dinner. He makes the best gravy. Delicious! Then we watched Lost and I cleaned the kitchen since he spent 3 hours cooking.

I have tomorrow off. I think I'll go to the library and work on the stair banister. I need to do a final sanding, cleaning and then stain and polyurethane. I've been meaning to do this for a few months and I'll finally have a day off for it!

I haven't sold anymore books online. September has been pretty slow so far. I listed one more yesterday, but only for around two dollars.

I'm hoping the saving books I'll get at the library tomorrow will inspire me to post (and conserve) more!

sold another book yesterday

September 22nd, 2005 at 09:37 am

I'm off to the post office after this. I sold it for $6, and had originally bought it for college. It was just collecting dust! It always perks me up when I make a sale.

We've been looking at houses and very slowly making progress on the house. I did a very thorough job painting our stairs and original trim. There was a lot of prep work with filling nail holes, scraping paint and sanding, but its finally done! This weekend I want to finish sanding the banister and then I'll stain and polyurethane the hell out of it to make it shine.

I was out of padded envelopes for my half.com sales, so I made myself walk to Staples (not close by) during my lunch break at work yesterday. Otherwise, I would have had to use the car to drive to the one near my house. I took a long way back too, and got a lot of exercise. I was proud of myself!

Made sloppy Joe's with buy 1 get 1 free ground turkey (and kidney beans as filler) while my DH worked an hour of overtime. Also cleaned every single dirty dish in the kitchen. I was happy to get it done.

Tonight will be laundry night. DH keeps complaining that we don't have a dryer and that he wants to buy one so that he has clothes to wear. I line dry in the summer (which hasn't been a lot lately since I can only hang out on the weekends and its been raining a lot lately) or on racks in the winter. In our northern climate, it can take a few days for clothes to dry in the winter so it seems like the racks are permanently set up in the guest room. Since we put a new furnace in this year. I'm hoping that will help the clothes dry faster.
Anyway, I'll do a bit of laundry and some ironing tonight to appease him.

His company is having a team building event today: apple picking. Hopefully he'll come home with enough for me to make a pie with.

This weekend we're going to an ice cream party - everyone brings a pint. We'll gorge ourselves and get to try new kinds for $4.


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