Friday, April 23, 2010

Earthday...If you really care about the environment...

Yesterday was Earthday. Everyday we see commercials, flyers and other PCA's that promote "Going Green". We have single stream recycling, recycled benches at our parks and environmentally friendly light bulbs. But it appears as if we have over looked a huge way to "Go Green".  Did you know:

  • In the United States alone, divorced households use 73 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and 627 billion gallons of water that could have been saved had household size remained the same as that of married households. Thirty-eight million extra rooms were needed with associated costs for heating and lighting.
  • In the United States and 11 other countries such as Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Greece, Mexico and South Africa between 1998 and 2002, if divorced households had combined to have the same average household size as married households, there could have been 7.4 million fewer households in these countries.
  • The numbers of divorced households in these countries ranged from 40,000 in Costa Rica to almost 16 million in the United States around 2000.
  • The number of rooms per person in divorced households was 33 percent to 95 percent greater than in married households.
Think of all the extra resources that are used to accommodate a two family household.  Why isn't this promoted?  How about a commercial for "Marriage and Family"?  Although I think it is a great idea to recycle and reuse, I think we can go further and strengthen our family unit.  Studies have shown that it is healthier, more economical and now "Green" to keep the family together and promote a strong family unit.  So if you are truly going to "Go Green", you might want to put a little time and effort into your marriage and family life.  Mother Nature will thank you later...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Alive Again

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Losing by 1 sucks...

Griffin played in an indoor hitting league these past few weeks. What started out as a way to get some extra at bats soon turned into a week to week friendly competition. Griffin, Sam and Jeremy all played together this past fall on my team and went into the hitting league as a team of three. The object is to hit ten hits per inning and get the most points by the end of the game. Each part of the tunnel is different points ranging from 0 if you hit the ceiling and 5 if you hit the machine. The first game Griffin and his team out hit their opponents 199 to 174. In addition, Griffin had the weekly high of 90 for the 9U division. Each week the kids battled back and forth. Going into Week 5 Griffin was 12 points behind the overall leader. At the end of week 5 Griffin was back on top for the overall points in his division.

Last night was his 6th and final game. I was unable to be there and Griffin said they won but overall did not do as well as in weeks past. He said they only got in 5 innings which meant he missed an entire 10 pitches. This morning I checked and saw they did indeed win their match up and Sam Watkins (From Brunswick LL) had the top overall score. I found out later that Griffin lost the top points position by 1 point. Think about more inning would have done the trick. It sucks to lose by 1.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Teaghan's First Snow...

Well really it's not her first, but it was the first time she could go out and play by herself. She had fun.

Snow December 4 2009