Monday, June 1, 2009

I've got a secret.......

I did something this morning that I thought I'd never do. And I did it in public! The roofers working on the house next door saw me the whole time as they peered through the shrubs. I'm somewhat shocked at myself. My mother would be upset to see her daughter do such a thing, especially where neighbors could see. My father would wonder that he didn't raise me better. My husband may see the evidence of my actions when he returns home this afternoon; he'll be reminded of the girls from his rural hometown. You know the ones -- they start at a young age, at first unwillingly, but eventually they're doing it almost every day without a complaint.

What did I do?

I hung my laundry out to dry on the line. Why? What were you thinking?

I've been trying hard to cut corners and save money here and there and all the blogs I read keep suggesting to line dry clothes and linens as much as possible to save on the energy costs to run the dryer. So, I decided to try it. Luckily, the weather is absolutely perfect this morning and it was a very pleasant task! I figure that even if I only hang half the loads for half the year, that could add up to a noticible drop in my PECO bill.

And it made me feel like such a radical! That is, if hearkening back to a prior age can make one a radical!?!?!?

What are you doing to save a few pennies or dollars today?