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Literally Falling For Fall

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Literally Falling For Fall

Hello! Have you ever had a day where you feel like you’re constantly running into stuff, tripping over your own feet, or dropping something? Because SAME – especially last week. Despite many ouches, profanity, and bruises my day ended in an up kind of way so I thought I’d tell you all about it.

My morning started with a fine how do you do of stepping on the plug of my hair straightener and spilling my bottle of serum all over the floor when regaining my balance. I was so pissed about my favorite serum loosing half of its contents onto my bath mat and the plug going into the soft sole of my feet hurt like a mother.

After that incident, I thought my day could only go up from there and my time at work was fairly average. Once I finished driving home in the rain, I was looking forward to having a glass of wine and relaxing but life decided to throw me a few more curve balls.

My apartment complex is located in a wooded area and there are countless trees all over the property. Countless trees equals countless leaves, of course, and my goodness are they slick after it rains. As I was walking towards the stairs to get to my second floor apartment, I tread over a particularly slippery patch of wet leaves. I lost my balance, landed hard on my side, and everything I had in my hands came flying out.

As someone who has figure skated a majority of her life, you would think I would be exempt from slippery falls off ice but that just is not the case. Lol, it hurt SO bad and left a nasty bruise on my leg. After the initial shock and pain of falling, I kind of forgot what I had in my hands and just wanted to get into my apartment. I collected everything I saw immediately on the ground and headed upstairs to tell Johnny my tale of woe.

Johnny and I spent our evening watching a TV show called Slasher and we were in the middle of an episode when we heard a knock on our door around eight. I had no idea who it could be and was shocked to see some neighbors I vaguely recognized in my doorway. They held out my apartment keys to me and said they found them when they were walking up to their own place.

I was SO shocked by the fact that I had essentially lost my keys for an entire evening without knowing it. However, I was more shocked by the kindness of the strangers who returned my missing keys to me – I have no idea what I would have done the following morning when I left for work and realized they weren’t there!

Despite major boo boos, my day ended on a huge high note from my guardian angels who found my keys. I am so thankful to them (and their wonderful eye sight) for locating the keys on the ground, in the dark, while it was raining, and with leaves everywhere. Amazing looking out! ❤

Have you ever lost your keys before? How did you end up finding them? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

The Quick Guide To Getting Your Home In Great Shape, Whatever The Weather

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Whatever the weather chooses to do, we often find ourselves rushing back into the house to get away from it. We seek shade when it’s hot and we seek warmth when it’s cold. Somewhere dry when it’s raining and somewhere out of that wind! Our homes protect us from all that the weather throws at us. But without regular maintenance, and some seasonal adjustments, it can’t keep doing that forever.

Rain: Wet weather can make us so miserable. Nobody likes to be damp or find the rainwater dripping off their nose. There are several different parts of the house that prevent the rain from getting in. The first, and most important, is the roof. Roof tops like tiles have a limited lifespan. While they may stay in good shape for one hundred years, you really should check them regularly every so often. Damage can occur easily during a storm. And even just a tiny drip can leave awful water stains and mold in your home.

Check your guttering too. If it is blocked, the rainwater will over-spill. This can then penetrate your brickwork or wooden facade. Soon you’ll find the evidence of it inside the house in the form of smelly mildew! Finally, check the seals around your exterior doors and windows. If the wind is strong, it can blow the rainwater toward one side of the house. Keep the water out with good quality rubber seals.

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Wind: If you live in an area susceptible to violent wind storms, then you know how important it is to protect your glass panes, fences, and paneling. Hurricane window protection is a handy way to boost your property’s tolerance to these awful storms. If you have stormy seasons, it’s worth preparing your yard area in advance. Put loose items like trash cans, patio furniture, and garden tools way. Tying them down can help prevent them from getting moved about, too.

Checking your yard walls and fencing is something you should be doing annually. After all, if something falls on a visitor like the Postie, you could be sued. If you feel there may be a weakness, replace the faulty panel before the weather hits. Check that fascias and gutters are fully secure. And cut back excess branches of nearby trees to avoid them breaking or striking your house.

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Hot and Cold: Whether it is sweltering or freezing, you can reduce your energy costs with careful maintenance of your home. Air conditioning can be very expensive to run if you don’t have any free solar energy to draw on. But you can reduce how much you need by preventing excess heat from getting into the house. Shutters, blinds, and anti-glare film can reduce the amount of direct sun through the windows. In the winter, thermal lined drapes and draft excluders can prevent your heat from getting out.

Loft insulation can help prevent heat loss in cooler weather, too. And through-drafts created from open doors at either end of the house can be very welcome in the heat. You can use secure screen doors to give you peace of mind while you are in the home. Stay safe from the weather, whatever the weather!