Thursday, April 9, 2015
A to Z - I
For my A to Z Challenge theme I will be posting items that are no longer with us or are close to becoming extinct.
These are great items to use if you are trying to set a time period in your story or to stay away from if you want your story to be timeless.
Incandescent bulbs The standard 60-watt bulb was the mainstay of every U.S. home. With the green movement the Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb (CFL) and LEDs are replacing the older, Edison-era incandescent bulb. The EPA reports that 2007 sales for Energy Star CFLs nearly doubled from 2006, and these sales accounted for approximately 20 percent of the U.S. light bulb market. About 95% of the power used by an incandescent light bulb is turned into heat, leaving only 5% for light. They are extremely inefficient. Please change out your bulbs and turn out lights that are not in use.
ID, caller. You used to have no idea who was calling. In fact people got busy signals, call waiting was an innovation you had to pay extra for each month.
Illness- which is sadly not going extinct and has had a hold of me since Sunday. I have been battling through but today is my worst day yet so it is off to bed with me. Please forgive the short post and my lack of response. I promise to catch up soon.