As cold weather approaches, try these tips for winterizing your home. I received this in an e-mail I received from HWA (Home Warranty Associaton).
You can also complete an online energy audit for your own home at the Government’s ENERGY STAR site by following the link below. All you need is a few minutes and 12 months worth of energy bills.
Most of these fixes are quick, easy and inexpensive, but can save you hundreds of dollars on energy costs annually, plus give you something to talk about with the neighbors on those long winter nights.
With victories in Democratic strongholds and historic Republican redoubts — Virginia, of all places — Barack Obama can rightfully assert a national mandate, one he will need to confront the difficulties ahead. As our president, he must re-energize a troubled nation, reviled in much of the world, unsteady and anxious at home. The range of issues that demand the next administration’s attention is almost limitless; the yearning of the country for thoughtful, conscientious leadership is nearly palpable.
(However) Obama will serve as president not of a race or a region but of a nation. He has demonstrated admirable gifts for leadership in his young life and in this long campaign. And as he assumes the office that the electorate has granted him, he has the opportunity to be the leader that our current president, too often, has not been.
Humility and modesty are guiding principles that befit a great power and a great leader. Bush has paid lip service to those ideals; Obama must honor them in fact, not merely in word. For nearly two years, Americans have participated in a thrilling — and sometimes contemptuous — debate about which candidate and which ideas should guide this country through a dangerous, difficult present toward a more promising future. On Tuesday, we chose the president to lead that journey. Today, we embark, united again.