It is now almost 11 p.m. on Tuesday night. By now, we have all unleased our anger over the bombings of Al- Asad and Erbil bases in Iraq. I will be the first to say I flipped out. Seeing the missiles going towards our base infused me with hurt, anger and a feeling of despair.
Iran has stated that at this point they pretty much consider it even Steven in not those exact words. If America stands down they will not persue the matter any further. Meanwhile, questions are coming forward. People are wondering how America manages to leave the situation without damaging it’s reputation as a strong force to be reckoned with.
I wouldn’t want to be in President Trump’s shoes for even a split second tonight. He has to make a decision on how his country will continue. If he caves, what will it mean for the rest of the international community? At this point we know how we got here, but the meat of this story is where do we go from here. Do we retaliate and go full blown into a world war? Or will we see something different from Trump this time around? Will he take the time out to talk to all members of Congress and hammer out a reasonable plan.
Up to this point, Trump has done Trump. Meaning he has done what he wants when he wants, but now he has to come to terms with a new reality. People will live and die by the choice he makes in the next few days. I cannot even begin to say what I would do in THIS situation, but the one thing I know I wouldn’t do is exclude seasoned minds on either sides of the table. He will need to trust like never before if he wants to save our great country !
As we are nearing the last leg of our lease we have to answer some really tough questions in regards to how we want to move forward. For starters, I want to keep my daughter in her school because I do not want to rip her away from her friends. I’ve been searching our neighborhood for weeks now and I have come to a sad conclusion. I do not think the historical district allows solar panels. The historical district is lovely, but going green really is the end goal for us. It is our way of doing what we can to help minimize our impact on climate deterioration. It starts with us!
So, it’s time to get real about the obstacles of installing solar panels. I love trees, but there are a lot of trees in the area, which in truth, would offer yet another challenge when it comes to installing solar panels. If we were to get a house and by some miracle get an okay for the panels, we would have to remove some of trees. By the looks of it, we would have to remove three or more. I know some people think that the solar panels will offset the removal of trees. However, it is still harming an ecosystem. So, it looks like we will have to look at houses near the medical district.
The area near the medical district is nice, and the houses are newer. We have seen houses with solar panels in at least one neighborhood in that direction. It would add about 10 minutes to my daughter’s school commute each morning and evening. Not to mention, the last time we checked the area out, I didn’t have to worry about creepy follower aggro. I just worry about the size of the backyard. I want to buy a small greenhouse and have room for my dogs. Another plus about that neighborhood is the fact that they are currently building homes.
So far, finding the right area for solar panels isn’t looking as easy as I thought it would be. A lot depends on the location, type of roof, health of the roof and landscaping surrounding the house.
We all have different opinions when it comes to science. If you are like me, there are certain areas of science I tend to focus on perhaps a little more than others. Over the past two weeks we have started looking for a new house. Our lease ends here around April and it’s safe to say our children seem to like this area. So, now we are actively looking to buy a home within the next couple months ” God Willing” give or take a month or two in this area. So we are focusing on space, sunlight, neighborhood, and the ability for our children to walk around without cars racing down the road.
Buying a house is a big responsibility and it needs to
fulfill all the needs of a family. Yet, at the same time, I want our house to
be energy friendly. One of the things I really wanted was a swimming pool, but
swimming pools can drain a lot of energy. They can be just as costly as heating
if not more in some areas. So, we agreed that a hot tube would be a better bet.
Saltwater hot tubs are good, and it turns out they will be friendly to my
daughter’s eczema and a good pain relief for my husband’s back. They do not
hold nearly as much water as a pool and take up less energy.
Speaking of energy, I love heat. Heating in the winter kills
our electric bill. So, we are looking for houses that will be able to support
solar panels. I am looking at getting no more than 15 and no less than 7. I am
not trying to offset the entire bill, but if I can trim maybe 50 percent of it
away, that would be awesome. Our bill was running well over 400 dollars monthly
last winter which prompted me to start preparing for winter early. I went out
and purchased curtains and other little things to warm up some of the rooms.
Lastly, we will add an eco-friendly irrigation drip system
when we find the perfect area. I really suck at growing things, but that
doesn’t stop me from trying. So, with all these things really banking on sun
light, we will need to find a place with a nice amount of sun. Currently, I am
noticing a lack of sidewalks. I never really noticed it before, but most of the
areas we have visited lack sidewalks. Technically we are not in a rush, but if
the perfect house comes our way, our 21-year-old will live in the house until
our lease ends.
If you really want to know what’s going on check out this video. I could tell you, but it’s better to hear it from the people who know about the issues due to their location. I was floored to see that climate control is one of the issues that is bringing people our way.