|She's in love.|
Saturday, January 21, 2012
I've been meaning for some time now to secure the screen doors in my bedroom so that I can sleep with the french doors open at night and save on A/C costs. Well I got my first electric bill yesterday (I signed the meter over into my name in September and haven't received a bill yet, so I went down to the electric company.). My bill for four months was $2,448 EC, which works out to about $900 US. So yeah, that put a bug up my ass to finally get the project done. I stopped by the hardware store and bought some eye-and-hook screws and secured the screen frames so that Mama can't push them out and escape.
It's been wonderful, actually. My apartment is cool enough to leave the A/C off, it smells wonderful with the breeze coming in off the ocean, and there's more natural light in my bedroom which lifts my mood considerably. Plus I can hear the waves and that's calming, particularly at night. The only downside is Porch Kitty, a stray I've been feeding for the last few months, got into a scuffle with Mama through the screen last night. I woke up around 3am to screaming and hissing. I moved his food dish so hopefully it won't happen again. They already tore the screen a tiny bit, and if a good size hole develops then how secure the frame is won't matter if Mama can escape through a tear in the screen.