Well, I just got our first heat bill here at Barefoot Manor.
Umm, yeah, Mr. Barefoot got his butt chewed over that one. As predicted, we were playing the game where he would turn the thermostat up every time I turned it down. We also hosted both Thanksgiving and a major cookie baking fest on this billing period, so I know that had something to do with it.
Still, $200 isn't exactly chump change in Barefoot Land. Needless to say I went out and got plastic for the windows and am checking out thermal curtains for all the windows. I have also been figuring out how much insulation we are going to need to put in the attic over the summer. I don't wanna be paying out the nose like this again...
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In other news, Big Sprout spent New Year's Eve with her paternal Grandparents and then last night with her Uncle Wolfy. The girl has been getting spoiled silly! She loves it, though, and I figure she deserves a little spoiling now and again to make up for my tyranical parenting style (not really, but it is fun to see her so happy).
Little Sprout has entered the most fun stage of childhood. She is now speaking quite well, and she says the FUNNIEST things. Sometimes it is a little embarrassing, but being able to figure out what it is she is asking for is worth all the humiliation in the world.
That is about all, folks....I am tired and in desperate need of a nap