Something about the smell of a big hardware store that gives one a sense of endless possibility and grounded practicality – both at the same time.

Yesterday I filled a shopping cart with LED light bulbs.  I don’t know if they pay for themselves in energy costs in less than ten years, but I will sure like not having to change ceiling fixture light bulbs for that long or longer.

Things I never needed to consider in an apartment, like a generator and a snow blower, are now all on my radar.