Thursday, March 22, 2012

3TT #5

Thing 1 - When we moved into our current apartment, we changed most of the light bulbs to the energy efficient type. We knew we'd be here for a couple years, and we didn't want to have to keep changing the light bulbs. These fancy ones are supposed to last for years. Well, not in this apartment! We just had yet another one burn out last night. I think that brings us to around 5. Ugh! The electrical wiring in our apartment sucks!

Thing 2 - After enjoying such a beautiful, warm, sunny weekend, the week turned gray and gloomy. I've really, really been bitten by the S.A.D. bug. As a result, I've really done nothing all week. No exercise. No lesson planning. Blah!

Illustration of seasonal affective disorder by Sarah Douglas
Thing 3 - Not to discredit S.A.D., but my lack of motivation probably has as much to do with my lack of water consumption than the dreary skies. I've been in a different setting for school, and I just haven't been drinking much water. Perhaps 1-2 cups a day. Pathetic, I know. It just hasn't been tasting good. I need to get better about this. Starting today!

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  1. I love those light bulbs. We put them in our house when we moved in over 3 years ago and we haven't had to replace one.

  2. We redid one of our bathrooms around a year and a half ago and put in those bulbs that are supposed to last 7 years with normal use. Seriously the bathroom lights are on for 30 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes at night. We've already had to replace TWO. Something isn't right, I just don't know if it's the fixture, the wiring or the bulbs!

    1. I guess I'm glad to hear it's not just me, but it still just doesn't seem right.

  3. Oh my gosh I have seriously been slacking on the water too. I think I've had 2 glasses today and it's already 1:22 - I should be at like 5 by now!

    1. I have FAR too many days like that. Why is water so difficult to drink??

  4. Energy saving bulbs only become efficient if they are in lamps that burn for at least an hour. In areas where light is likely to be switched on and off more often (bathroom, hallway etc.) conventional bulbs at a lower wattage are actually better. Energy saving bulbs burn out faster if frequently switched and off.