A few years ago, we added an external glass door to our south-facing front door. Don’t do this. The glass helps trap heat and turns the whole thing into an oven. It gets hot enough to burn you and has damaged the paint on the front door. As the energy.gov site says, “Never add a glass storm door if the exterior door gets more than a few hours of direct sun each day. The glass will trap heat against the entry door and could damage it.” Would have been nice to read that a few years ago.
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Yasmine’s Meat Combo #1 and Veg Combo #1. Dump some of their hot sauce on the shawarma and it’s one of the best meals in Albuquerque!
We went to the balloon fiesta recently on a Saturday when the winds were too high. They called off the launch and gave us a rain check. We got to see some large police and SWAT team vehicles and helicopters up close, which was neat. They let a dad and his kid into the cockpit of a blackhawk. The kid pushed a switch and the dad was apologizing. I couldn’t believe they let them in there.
The following Saturday, we went to the balloon glow and it was pretty cool to see. The balloons don’t take off, but just sit on the ground and glow.
I’d give real money to find a route from west-side Albuquerque to the east side when there is too much traffic on Paseo Del Norte. As far as I can tell, it would involve an elaborate network of catapults and a ferry. Usually, there is some little-known combination of side-streets that can get you through traffic, but there are very few routes across the river.
I was curious where you could go near Albuquerque to buy and set off normal fireworks…as opposed to those sad little 4-foot fountains that are legal in Albuquerque. As I recall my childhood, half the joy of fireworks was that they were loud, dangerous, and awesome. According to this video, Moriarty is the place near Albuquerque for fireworks. There are a couple of big fireworks stores there selling actual firecrackers, rockets, etc. From what I can tell, they’re legal in Moriarty. (Hey, they wouldn’t make laws that would destroy two large local businesses, would they?) Of course, don’t bring such fireworks back into Albuquerque for legal reasons.
UPDATE: Ah, I see that Moriarty will only allow you to set off fireworks in City Park. Meh.
Working in 81 degrees, thanks to PNM Power Saver. Beginning to regret having that done. The rebate was nice, but the upstairs area just gets too hot as they turn off the condensers to save electricity. By the way, you can see whether they are currently deactivating the A/C on their website.
UPDATE: I went to this page and am just having them disconnect it. They can’t turn off the unit for one level and leave the other level on. It’s all or nothing.
Went to Los Cuates the other day. With their chips, they serve a weird combination salsa that tastes like it has barbecue sauce in it. Some of their dishes come with regular salsa, so maybe they have some available.
We got to watch the eclipse yesterday. The best method we found was to wear sunglasses, pull the van into the driveway, open the back doors which had tinted windows, and look through all 4 tinted windows at once. We were able to look right at it. Unfortunately, the camera just made it look like a regular sun even with all that tinting.
This is the best bookmark I’ve found to check Albuquerque traffic on the way to/from work. It’s just a twitter search for #nmtraffic.
In Android, you can tap-hold a bookmark in your browser’s bookmarks screen to add it to your home screen.