The shower in our guest bathroom runs cold and takes forever to heat up. It can be sign your water heater is ready to heave its last breath. Sure enough after 11 years of faithful service, our water heater went to that great metal recycling plant in the sky.
Well, actually, it went to a metal recycling plant down the round but in the sky sounds more poetic.
Shower water still took forever to heat with the new water heater. I thought it was set at a lower temperature until we passed inspection from the natural gas company.
The natural gas inspector told me our hot water heater passed with flying colors and is already set at the correct temperature. He said the issue is with the faucet not the water heater. The water temperature regulator (also known as a scald valve) on the faucet is set too low.
How to Adjust the Water Temperature Regulator on a Kohler Shower Faucet
Dusting is not my favorite chore. I tried to make it easier by using a feather duster to dust the stuff on bookshelves and other hard to reach up too high places.
Until my allergist put the kibosh on that. He says feather dusters push more dust around than they pick up (including my fancy ostrich feather duster as well as the even fancier lambs wool dusters.)
Which for most of you will still work all fine and dandy but not for me. I have a litany of seasonal allergens including and especially dust mites. So how exactly am I supposed to dust the furniture without commercial dusting sprays or a feather or lambs wool duster?
In this instance, my allergist recommended the best way to clean dust and dust mites is also the most non toxic and cheapest cleaner in the world – water!
How to Make Nontoxic and CHEAP! DIY Dust & Allergen Furniture Spray
Like most of you, I buy things on sale to save money where I can. Unfortunately, I’m just as guilty as anyone else who ran to the store to
buy two things and came out with a buggy of stuff because I found a sale or a deal.
Sometimes I saved money and often times I didn't. The light bulb went off when I decluttered and
organized the basement of our old place. Most of the Donate Pile was
stuff I bought on sale because I thought I was saving money at the time.
The easiest way to stop those intermittent money leaks disguised as saving was to stop buying things I didn't need even if they were on sale. I either gave up using it,
found a reusable for a disposable, or repurposed something to take its
place - all are extremely green, painless, and low cost options!
So scoot over to my food blog Lazy Budget Chef to read my post:
I don’t decorate for Valentine's Day or St Patrick’s Day very much, if at all. I’m not hating on either holiday. I don’t have much room to store extra decorations that will be up for only a few weeks for Valentine's Day only to take them down and put up new decorations that will be up for only a few weeks for Saint Patrick's Day.
I got a flash of inspiration when I saw the servants hall in Downton Abby decorated with colorful cloth pennant garland in a recent episode. I know I’m a little late to the cloth garland party but a Valentine’s Day decoration I can flip over and reuse as a Saint Patrick’s Day decoration will solve my storage and holiday décor problem nicely.
Let’s get our DIY on!
St Patrick’s Day and Valentine’s Day Garland Decor Tutorial
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(No dog Project Mangers where harmed in the making of this project.)