Well, I meant to post this a couple days in advance, but lost track of it on my calendar. Tonight people across the planet will observe Earth Hour. From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. wherever you happen to live, people will be turning off all their lights in their homes, in towering skyscrapers, in the Great Pyramids of Giza. You name it.
I'm going to cheat and leave the night lights on in Will and Owen's room, but otherwise we're planning to darken our house then. So if you read this in time, consider joining in. And if not you could always do it a day or two late, just for the heck of it. It's all electricity saved and pollution prevented regardless of when we do it. And of course it's mostly just a symbolic reminder to be conscientious about our use of energy every day.
If only I could convince Owen that switching the kitchen light on and off, on and off isn't necessary, without having to remove all the chairs from the kitchen.