Last week I read an article about junk drawers, and how everything imaginable finds its way into the recesses of that one place that seems to catch
Game over. LEDs win. Now you can walk into a big box store and get a Philips Endura LED that uses only 12 watts for only $24.95. Today I was giddy over the sudden price plummet of these bulbs. You haven't seen this kind of joy except from little Japanese girls finding Hello Kitty hats on sale. Please don't judge me.
For 100 years American homes have been stuck with the same old light inefficient bulb, the same old dirty power source, the same old wasteful heating technology and the same old expensive plumbing system. That's all about the change . . . and fast. Welcome to the future of history.
Currently active on the MyFixitUpLife reading list is the inimitable Bill Bryson's At Home, A Short History of Private Life. To call the 150 or so pages of the
As lovers and students of old buildings know, asbestos was a common building material for everything from siding and roofing to the much vilified