I’m so ready for spring! March seems to be the first month that I can even really think about it maybe actually being spring. I might change out my fall/winter-ish flowers in my big vase to forsythia soon… But I want to make sure we are mostly done with the snow because when I bring out the forsythia it’s pretty much a sign that I’m completely done with winter and I’m not sure I should make that mental adjustment yet. :)
Side note: one of the things that I love about winter in Colorado Springs is being able to see the Spanish Peaks to the south. I’m always sad when they “go away” for the summer (I think it has to do with the temperature and humidity) and it always takes my breath away when I see them for the first time when the weather gets colder.
Yesterday we stopped by Kangaroo Coffee to take advantage of their $1 and $2 drink deals. The oldest three have been clamoring to spend some of their money so I suggested they buy themselves a drink instead of the bags of candy they’ve been considering. I figure a drink is gone in an hour but the candy will be in our house for days – I’d rather just be done with it quickly. :)
Last night Jeremy and I were talking about CFL bulbs. They have really been annoying me lately: they get dimmer as they get older, they take longer to warm up as they get older, they are kind of garish light, they don’t last as long as they claim to, and if you use them outside when it’s cold they are not nearly as bright as they should be.
While I’m all about the energy savings, I don’t think that they are all they are touted to be and I’m a little annoyed that the government is outlawing incandescent bulbs over the next few years. We stayed at a hotel suite last year that used all CFL bulbs and it was incredibly annoying – we ended up leaving the lights on in all the rooms most of the time because they took forever to warm up. Pretty sure that saving energy technique is ending up using more energy than saving.
I think we will probably be buying more halogen bulbs than CFLs in the future so we can at least have decent light if we are paying $5.00+ per bulb. I can’t count how many times a day I need a light for just a minute or two and the CFL bulb not only is about 10 watts for the time I’m in the room, and they use more energy to run for just a few minutes since they are in their warm-up stage. Annoying.
What kind of lightbulbs do you use? :)