The sunshine and blue sky over Central Maryland today could easily fool you. It looks pretty and beckons you outside. If you do, however, you better hold on to your belongings because the wind is gusting at 50 mph and more.
I didn't schedule any appointments today and am using the day to catch up on things. I'm not as productive as I had hoped, however, with the wind howling and things periodically hitting my windows, I find myself getting up frequently to check on all. Thus far, I've brought in chairs and planters from the back porch, moved my car to a different parking spot, out from under the big ol' tree, discovered that I have a broken window ...
As always, my glass is half full. How can a broken window be a good thing, you ask? Well, I've been meaning to schedule a home energy audit, determined to get to the bottom of drafts I've noticed. Now, I already know one huge source of the cold air in my house. Winter is just a month away, I'll have to tackle this project now - no more excuses!
I'll also - once again - attempt to get my association's manager to take a look at the huge tree in front of my house. It used to be pretty once and much appreciated. But it's gotten so big, spanning 6 parking spots and hurling twigs and branches onto my windows, scratching & denting my car. I am hopeful that today's wind gusts have provided enough evidence that I can finally convince our association to take down that tree. I'll happily volunteer to plant a new, small one in its place.
Moral of the story - if there is one: attitude! Sometimes it's easier said than done but it's always your choice to have a good day and to find the silver lining! Case in point, I could have chosen to cry over spilled paint once but instead turned it into a remodeling opportunity.
Happy Sunday everyone!
P.S. Just in case an energy audit is on your to-do-list, too, be sure to check out MoCos Department of Environmental Protection and www.mygreenmontgomery.org for resources, info about incentives and FAQs.