Friday, June 12, 2009


This is my first blog post ever! I was reading other "green" blogs the other night, looking for ideas to make changes in my life, when I got inspired to create this. (Will give credit to the other blogs, once I go back through my history and find them.)

My husband and I got married November 1, 2008, and on May 29 we closed on our first house and moved in. Going from apartment living to owning your own home is a huge change and we love everything about it, even the extra responsibilities. I see this as a chance to make bigger decisions on the way we impact the environment.

I've got a whole list of ideas for future posts, but for now, here's a fun story.

Last night we discovered our basement tenant. We've named him Frank. He is a house centipede and while he looks scary, he does great work. He eats bugs, so our house is bug-free thanks to Frank. This is important because the exterior door frames are pretty shabby so I keep seeing ants wandering around. Frank must have seen them too because he's quite large so he's well-fed. Check out wikipedia's article on house centipedes for more info. The best part about this, though, is that we don't have to use any chemicals to kill bugs.

Thanks, Frank, for helping us stay green!


Heidi said...

Please put up a picture of Fred!!

KQ said...

Frank is a tricky bugger. He likes the dark so I don't think I'll be getting a picture of him anytime soon.

Amanda said...

If Frank has any babies, I'd like to take one!! Let me know how much centipedes are going for these days.

MissTay23 said...

Don't give Frank's babies to Amanda. Ozzy will eat it.