Monday, March 8, 2010

A long cold winter!

The radiators have worked very well, considering the temps have been below freezing for weeks on end. My electric bills have still been a bit over $200 a month, but not as high as they would have been if I was trying to heat the house using only the furnace.

This winter, I did manage to get rid of a couple of large furniture items, but I had to buy a new desktop computer. In the spirit of keeping it simple, I got a Dell Inspiron One, an all-in-one desktop system. It's extremely quiet and very space conservative.

On a sad note, my 17 year old cat is no longer with me; she passed on in mid January. I miss her and I'm still adjusting to not having a cat in the house for the first time in 19 years.

And on a happier note, I quit smoking on January 1, which also inspired me to get back in shape and lose those extra pounds I put on 3 years ago.