I like to think that I am doing my part to help protect the environment. I ride the Metro from DC to the Pentagon M-F instead of putting my car on the road.
I even tried the commuting thing for a month or two. I don't "recycle" like I should but I do keep my plastic bags and bottles and containers and reuse them as much as I can.
This being said, I feel like the forces of nature have felt like I should try harder. About a month ago my Maytag dryer that is less than 2 years old suddenly stopped heating. I would take about a day and a half to dry 1 load of laundry.
Ok I can deal with this because of course I'm too broke to buy a new one or pay for it to be repaired. So I decide to start hang drying my clothes and felt kind of good about it. I was definetly saving energy.
So I started to catch up on laundry and really got in a groove the past few weeks, knock'em out 1 load at a time. Saturday morning I'm sitting on the phone with my girlfriend and I suddenly smell smoke but I'm not cooking.
After running running all around the house to locate the sourse me and my husband narrow it down to the damn washing machine. Yup that's right. So now my washer and dryer are broke! What the hell! Why me! I don't have the money to buy new ones. Being military has it advantages but it also has it's disadvantages. I just don't make much money and this was the last thing I needed to happen before Christmas.
So apparently I'm going green. Thank God for my friends and there oh so good willingness to share their beautifully working appliances with me. My family will help me out with money so I'm sure I'll figure something out soon but good lord what else.