NOTHING LIKE A LITTLE CONTROVERSY!
I thought it would be a straightforward answer to an easy question: Who invented the thermostat?
Well there seems to be quite a few people taking the credit! And the contenders so far are:
-Warren Johnson in 1883
-Albert Buzz in 1885
-Cornelius Drebbel in the early 17th century
-Sir Edmond Halley(of the famous Halley’s Comet)
Please post any others or give me some hard proof!
SURVING THE WINTER STORM
As we’ve seen in the news, winter storms can cripple communities. So here are a few tips on being well prepared for a blizzard, severe storm or extreme cold.
- Be sure to have flashlights, extra batteries, candles and matches to provide light during a power failure.
- Keep extra bottles of drinking water on hand. Also fill a tub with water for back up.
- Have a battery-operated radio on hand for news/storm updates.
- Have a snow shovel and salt /sand to prevent icy and slippery driveways and sidewalks.
- Keep a first aid kit in an easily accessible location.
- Stock canned goods and a manual can opener.
- Be entertained. There’s nothing worse than just sitting around waiting for time to go by. Have board games and cards on hand.
- Extra blankets and warm clothing to bundle up.
- Learn how to shut off water valves in case pipes freeze or burst.
- Get a programmable thermostat with battery default. When your energy is restored, you won’t have to re-program your entire HVAC system. The heat will start back immediately (See AMAZON.COM).
- Anything else vital to you or your household: diapers, formula, prescriptions.
DO YOU HATE SHARING YOUR BIRTHDAY?
Presidents Day was originally called Washington’s Birthday and was the only president celebrated on that day. Washington’s birthday has been publicly celebrated since he was in office. It wasn’t until 1968 that the “President’s Day” was coined, combining two of our nation’s greatest. George Washington was born on February 22nd 1732 and Abraham Lincoln many years later on February 12th 1809. Washington was our founding father and Lincoln abolished slavery. Now that’s a celebration!