Friday, February 29, 2008

Lazy Blogger

Obviously, I haven't been blogging for several months now. Oddly enough, some big things have happened in that span of time. One of which is probably the most important event since I started blogging. Hopefully I can get back to my previous frequency of posts from here on out.

My birthday happened in December. Moving on...

It was also winter during most of this hiatus. We've gotten temperatures as low as -51C (with wind chill).

Winnipeg Winter

Christmas Tree

That picture was taken in the Fort Garry hotel during my company's Holiday Party. It's a pretty nice Christmas tree. It doesn't compare to our Christmas tree though:

Humidifier/Air Purifier
I noticed the above 2 items in flyers and I wondered whether we should purchase them. After reading up on why to buy these, I found out that indoor air can get much drier and dirtier than outside air. Especially here where windows aren't kept open too much with heating in the winter and air-conditioning in the summer. Other effects of dry air are frequent shocks due to static electricity and dry throat. Mean also has (presently mild) asthma so the air purifier could help there. After doing a bit of research, I settled on a Bionaire cool mist humidifier and a Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifier.

They seem to be doing their jobs so far though it's less obvious with the air purifier. We experience less static shocks and our throats aren't as dry as before in the morning. We probably need to tweak them a little more for maximum effect. However, we now have some extra maintenance to do like cleaning the filters, water containers, etc.

We went on a small furniture buying spree at the end of 2007. We got 2 new side tables, 2 nightstands, a hutch, roman blinds, and a bookshelf (ok, a couple of these were gifts). We went on another binge in February adding cocktail table, dresser, headboard and an extra nightstand Our house is a little less bare now though there's still a few things we'd like to add like the sofa's matching loveseat, a computer chair and maybe a bench. I'll consider not buying these until we get a house since moving's going to be harder with more and more stuff.

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