Thursday, November 29, 2007


I promise you I won't bore you anymore on the subject of going 'Green', but I did have a few last thoughts on the subject that I would like to share with you.

As we do our small part on trying to help this planet to live on, who else is helping? This has to be a world wide effort or there is no point in trying at all, is there?
I know some people in England are taking it seriously, but what about the other counties around the world, Italy, Greece, Spain, Russia, Bulgaria, Cuba, India, Iran and the list gos on. So where does that leave us?

And if we are responsible for global warming, for the most part I don't think the average everyday family should bear the brunt of the guilt. I think the worst part of our contribution is the cars that we drive, I agree they do pollute the air.
I think the big companies and factories should bear most of the blame with their waste and their big smoke stakes vomiting on us as we drive by in our own little pollution makers.
So how do we remedy this mess? I don't think we can. If there would be any hope at all, I think we would have to give it all up and go back to the horse a buggy and start doing things
'Au Naturel'. But we're not going to do that are we?
Perhaps the Amish have the right idea. Perhaps they understood all along that one should not get used to those convenience's that the rest of us do so enjoy.

Did we pollute our own planet? Of course. Have we ruined our own planet. perhaps to some degree.
However my mind reels just thinking of the possibilities. I find it all so interesting, so intriguing. I wish I could see it to the very end because I think there is one more possibility for what is happening and I wonder how crazy all of you will think I am when I tell you what I really think.

I think we may just be one small part of evolution and our era is ending.
Why not? It all makes sense to me.

Sea creature, Dinosaurs, Prehistoric man and now here we are. We've done our part, our time is ending.
But what comes next? Is this planet coming to an end? The ice is melting, the climate is changing. Is this planet burning up and will it become just another dead planet floating around out there for some other life form to explore.
Are we the last of life on this earth or are we just making way for another life form. A whole new species. One that can live in the new climate change.

Why are scientist suddenly finding new species all over this earth. Are all of these new creatures going to be more adaptable to the new climate form that will exist in the future. Take a look, this is one of many.

This is a normal Squid, look at the eyes. Small and on the sides

This is a newly discovered Squid, look at the eyes huge. Maybe the earth is going to go through a period of darkness and the old Squid will die out and the new Squid will replace it.

With all of the different and new species of creatures that are suddenly being found, I can't help but to think that the earth is not through yet. I don't think that it is going to burn up and roam around space as a dead planet, I think it's just evolving to it's next level.

But if this turns out to be true, what about the human race. Will we die out or will there be survivors. Perhaps mutants like something that we would see in a horror movie. Or will our children's children be born with the proper internal and external physical properties to live in whatever the existing conditions will be in the future.

Think about it. Why isn't just plain old 'Evolution', a possibility?

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I must admit that I tried to do my small part for going 'Green'.
I saw a episode on the 'Today Show' on using products around your home that were considered safe and very effective for cleaning things in your home. They where simple every day things that you might already have in your home. Baking soda for polishing brass and silver, white vinegar for cleaning toilets and lemon juice for the toilet seats and bathroom sinks.
Well that seemed like a inexpensive starting point, so I decided to do my part and try some of these natural cleaning products.
I tried the baking soda first, on some brass. I started with a small brass item, I didn't care for the results. I scrubbed my a*s off. It took a lot of elbow grease just to get that dark film off so I didn't spend a lot of time tying to get that high shine I was hoping for and since this was an old antique I wasn't completely sure that some of the scratches on my brass item wasn't caused by the baking soda, so I wasn't about to try it on my silver.
Perhaps if I would have had the better part of a day to scrub the brass item it would have shined like a diamond but I didn't want to spend my day cleaning one item, I only wanted to try the 'Green way', so on to the next item.

Now comes the vinegar. I cleaned the toilet with the vinegar. I must admit it cleaned very well, in fact it was excellent. It even got a bit of old hard water rust off and the old toilet shined, better then the brass did, haha.
However, a bottle of vinegar where I live cost about a dollar and it took just about the whole bottle to clean the toilet because the water in the toilet bowl dilutes the vinegar.
A huge bottle of bleach also costs about a dollar, but it only takes a small amount of bleach. So do I pay a dollar per one cleaning or do I spend a dollar and get twenty or more uses. What would you do?

I went back to the bleach. But I might have continued to use the vinegar in spite of the cost, if I could have gotten the answer to one question.
You see the issue wasn't with the price of the vinegar, the issue was how much does the vinegar disinfect the toilet.
I looked for the answer everywhere. I went to all of the different green sites that I could find. I found one had the sentence 'it cleans and disinfects'.
But I wanted to know how much it disinfects. As much as bleach? Every site I went to gave me no answer, except for one, which I found very lame.
The answer was 'your home is not a hospital so it doesn't have to be 200% clean'. That's not a good enough answer for me.
The bathroom is the place where most family germs are exchanged, so I went back to my bleach. I want no less then 99% germ free.

As for flouriest lighting, buy a good brand. I bought a generic brand (Wal-Mart) and they blew out faster then my regular light bulbs.

Long before the idea of going 'Green' came along there are a few things that are natural that I have been using all along and I'd like to share them with you. Little did I now that I was green before it was fashionable.

Years ago when I would run out of other cleaners I have used baking soda for cleaning stove tops, ovens and kitchen counters. It cleans alright but it does leave a film so you have to rinse well.

White vinegar will dissolve that white hard build up from hard water. I'm sure many of you already know about that, it's often recommended to use to clean coffee makers.

My favorite, Lemon juice. My son introduced me to the many uses of lemon juice. His truck always shined like it was just polished. His secret, put some lemon juice in your bucket of soapy water and your vehicle will rinse without spotting. Clean home windows with lemon juice mixed with water in a spray bottle.

Here's a good one for you. If the ground in your yard won't grow the flowers you keep trying to grow, start this winter preparing that flower bed. Turn it into a rich flower growing soil by putting all of your coffee grounds and egg shells(crushed) in that garden spot. Saves room in your trash can, one less thing to throw away and your soil will be rich enough to grow anything.
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