Hello. I was absent yesterday. lol I got tangled into a web of good ole trouble-making. When we were at the library the other day, I saw a book right on the end in a display that I have been wanting to read badly. While I was checking out movies, I picked it up too.
The book I have been wanting to read was TroubleMaker by Leah Remini. If you are not aware of her story, here goes! She was brought into the Church of Scientology when she was really young by her mother. The book was about her struggles to conform to the ways of life in Scientology and, eventually, her move to leave the organization and the harassment she received while doing so. It was a very interesting read. She also wrote about her struggles getting started in Hollywood. I normally do not take the time to sit and read. I just have other things to do and I have found it hard to read when I am working with son. I am soooo glad I read it. Actually, I finished it in a day. #Troublemaker #LeahRemini
On to my quick fix! We have these vents that are in the kitchen, bathroom and our bedroom. They have the little handles on them where you can turn them and the vents will pop open to allow fresh air, etc. Ummmm, I’m in Florida. We dont need any fresh air here! lol If we did, it would only be hot air. We even have hot air at night. I noticed that during the middle of the day that it would just get hot in here. I told hubby that I wanted to cover those vents as a way to keep the sun from coming through. The vents are a cloudy cover, so its not like it is direct light, but they are not insulated and the sun does come through them strongly.
I went over to Dollar General and got black poster board. OK, I cant cut a straight line to save my life if I needed too! I brought it back and cut it to fit the vents in the kitchen and bedroom. Well, it helped……..but I just cant cut right! hehehe The poster board did not stay long. Hubby took packing tape and tried to stick them into place. That didnt work either. I told him that maybe we needed cardboard. But after seeing the black poster against the cream colored ceiling, I just couldnt put brown up there.
I went back over to Dollar General for a fix! After touring the school supply area, I found a thick poster board that was just the right color. This was thick like cardboard. PERFECT!!! I purchased it for less than a dollar and brought it home. Mr. Carpenter AKA hubby took out his measuring tape and box cutter and got to work. I should have let him do it to begin with. He is so much OCD with stuff like this. He measured it out, took a ruler, drew his lines and cut. The new cardboard posters stick into the vents perfectly!! We have had them in place for about a month and they have not even tried to come down. It has made our “condo” a lot cooler in here during the heat of the day too, which means our air conditioner will not need to work as hard. Here is what it looks like.
I also ask, if you have Facebook, please go onto this link and vote for my son Zachary. If he wins, he will win a new pair of shoes and will be a model for them for a short time. Thank you in advance!! The link will get you to the top of the leaderboard and then just scroll down until you see his picture with my name under his picture, Stacy!! Baby needs a new pair of shoes!
I have many things to do today. Thank you all for reading. Have a fantastic day.
The Perpetual Campers