Going to New York City

July 25, 2011

Dear Diary

I won’t be around here much for the next few days. I’m taking my daughters to New York City, to accompany me to The Home Depot Light Bulb Showcase 2012. Woohoo! Hey, light bulbs are exciting! Especially now that the federal government is outlawing our beloved incandescent bulbs and making us all switch over to the “curlique” CFLs (which I dislike). The dudes at Home Depot have promised me they will make me JUST LOVE the new bulb technology. Hm, we’ll see. It’ll take some convincing…. but the cool thing is that I get a big bag o’ swag stuffed with light bulbs and other goodies! I seriously hope to learn a lot from this showcase, actually. I’ll be sharing all the cool things I learn on my home and garden blog, New York Renovator.

Empire State Bldg Deck_4

And to all you thieves out there, monitoring Twitter and blogs so you can rob an empty house: my husband and my two beefy sons will be at home, armed with clubs and two VERY ferocious-looking Yorkies. Beware.

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6 Responses to “Going to New York City”

  1. Carole Says:

    And don’t forget Livvy, the world’s smartest attack Siamese!!!! šŸ™‚ Have a great trip!

  2. Secondary Roads Says:

    Today’s regulators have an answer to Patrick Henry: “Okay, then die.”

  3. Karen Says:

    How cool! and how did you get invited to do this, you lucky gal?!
    Ha, about the robbers. That is why I didn’t post about my vacation last week. Now I can post away and tell all about it.

  4. Karen and Gerard Says:

    We use the CFL bulbs and I like them because 1–they last longer, 2–they save on electricity, 3–they look sort of cute now that I’m used to the curly look.

  5. Homeowner Says:

    I’d be anxious to hear what you think about CFLs (and I presume, LEDs too) after this presentation. I did not realize HD takes it so serious as to setup a whole show. Bring back some pictures! šŸ™‚

  6. Cindi @ Frugal New England Kitchen Says:

    Enjoy the Big Apple! Home Depot is a great place to get some deals on CLF energy saving bulbs! My daughter just purchased a new home, and the home inspector made a suggestion on his report to replace the interior closet lighting with CLF bulbs for safety reasons.