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Get Really To Shovel

Well I'm already depressed as it looks like winter has arrived. I just hope we don't see the kind of snow fall we did last winter.

I did buy the boys shovels at Wal-Mart this past weekend with the intention of them at least trying to help me shovel and ET seems very eager about it. Of course they might change their tune once outside and actually have to do some work but that's understandable at their age.

A nice thing with Donna home this winter with AR is she can have the driveway shoveled for us when we get home everyday. Right Donna? Donna? 😉

Of course to little kids the first snowfall tells them that Christmas is just around the corner and ET is really excited.

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A Bright Idea: Recycling CFLs

I don't know about you, but I use Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) in the house as much as I can.

They use less power and last longer than your old fashioned incandescent bulbs of yore and that's good for the environment.

These are great points but I have a few issues. Some models don't have the instant on of an incandescent bulb and have a cold colour temperature so they can look a little industrial. But these are not deal breakers for me.

What I have a problem with is the small amount of mercury in each lamp. I'm not scarred having them in the house but how to dispose of them. Millions of CFLs purchased now could leach mercury into a landfill and subsequently the ecosystem later.

So I'm glad that Home Depot (both in Canada and the United States) offers CFL recycling. No local Home Depots? In the USA you can check for local recycling of CFLs on earth911.com. And worldwide I'm sure a google search will turn up some local drop off points.

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