Monthly Archives: August 2010


About 2 weeks ago we purchased the ooma:’s a VoIP phone that uses your internet provider to create a landline for you.  You can either plug it into your phoneline system of the house and use any phone jack in the house, or you can just plug a regular phone directly into the device itself.  You also get a phone number and it only costs you the government fees every year…. ~$12/year.  There is the upfront cost, but in reality the cheapest monthly phone price I can find is $10 + govt fees and taxes/month.  So it should pay for itself in the next year or so, but with Jonathan now we feel that we will probably always have a landline so that there is always a phone in the house even when we’re not.So far we’ve used it a couple times and no one is the wiser that we’re using a VoIP phone.  And another cool thing that I thought of was that as long as I go somewhere with an internet connection, I can plug this in and make calls for free with my number.  And, I assume that people can call to me…. If I want that.It’s my new toy of the week, that will hopefully save us millions!ck in …


Blacktopped the drive last weekend….and the weekend before……Let me tell you what I have learned.

#1. If you buy the cheapest sealer, you will use twice as much to surface the same area that the sealer that costs 5$ more per gallon costs….

#2. Don’t think that you can seal on two separate days and the two won’t look exactly like you sealed on two separate days.

#3. The cheaper sealer takes more time to seal and doesn’t apply as smoothly.

Also, it took me 6 – 5 gallon buckets to finish my drive and family sweeping it for me and it looks beautiful!