I've also added a new poll. Apparently this one won't cause pop-up ads which has to be a good thing. The poll is a challenge to switch off appliances at the wall instead of leaving them on standby. I'm very bad at this myself, because some things need to be left such as the fridge and freezer. Other things have to be left on or you have to reprogramme them every morning, like clocks and VCRs. But the TV is plugged into the same socket as the VCR, so then I have to leave the TV on standby because I don't want to reset the VCR.
But why do I? I could reorganise the plugs so all the things that need to stay on are in one socket and everything else isn't. Then I could switch them off. And anyway, do I need all these clocks? For example, the microwave has a clock and so I don't switch off the microwave. But why does it need a clock? There are other clocks in the kitchen. So I'm going to sort out all the switches and plugs, and I will turn off as many appliances as possible when they are not in use. That should save electricity, and it will stop the house looking like one of the landing strips at Manchester airport, all lit up with little standby LEDs all night long.
Today's quilt is called "40 Shades of Green". Steph and I made it for Dad, who lives in Ireland, and it really does contain forty shades of green.