Signing Up with the Right Energy Provider

When I was confused about which electricity company to use for my new home in Texas, a good friend of mine who lives there sent me a link. It was actually what I needed, but I had no idea that something like it existed. The thing about Texas is that it is deregulated when it comes to energy providers, so anyone who needs to get electricity into their house actually has a wide variety of choices. Sometimes, that is a good thing, but I was overwhelmed with it until my friend shared that website link with me.

When I went there, it was organized perfectly. All I had to do was put my zip code in so the site could list the companies that are able to service my area. Even though we are deregulated here in Texas, not every company that provides energy is able to serve every community. After I put my location information in, I was given access to the different companies that do provide energy to my neighborhood. I was able to get a wealth of information from each of them too, just from this site. Continue reading Signing Up with the Right Energy Provider

A Shed Made of Scrap Metal

Earlier in the year, I came up with some plans to build a new shed after my old one fell apart. The shed had become rusty and once the roof caved in due to plant debris, the whole thing started to collapse. Initially I was just going to buy a shed from the store and put it together, but the prices were too expensive. After making the plans, I looked at the scrap metal prices and bought some pieces in the dimensions I needed to build the shed. The shed is mostly made of metal, but it features a wooden base held in place by concrete, along with wooden frames for support.

Putting together the shed was a pretty easy job. I had all of the wood pre-cut at the hardware store, so I didn’t have to worry about dealing with any heavy and expensive saws. Continue reading A Shed Made of Scrap Metal