Upcycle your bubblewrap as window insulation or window shades.

It’s that time of year It’s getting a little colder. What to do with the leftover bubble wrap or bubblewrap you have from unpacking from your move?

If you have not gotten window shades yet, you could use a bed sheet or insulating bubblewrap. The clear bubble wrap will distort the view from any prying eyes. And allow some light in.

This article states that it cuts the heat loss in half for windows. If you buy the bubblewrap new The article states that ROI is two months.

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One more thing to worry about when you are moving.

There is so much going on when you are moving. Packing, choosing a mover, lawyers, closings.

And apparently in Romania, you need to worry about gangs tailgating your moving truck. And then proceed ala James Bond style open the rear door and have a look inside. They apparently will go to great lengths to feed their TV, nicotine and caffeine addictions.

Seinfeld – The Car Reservation… or not

Seinfeld: Season 3, Episode 11

The Alternate Side (4 Dec. 1991)

ELAINE: Well, go, go.

RENTAL CAR AGENT: Can I help you? Name please?

JERRY: Seinfeld. I made a reservation for a mid-size, and she’s a small. I’m kidding around, of course.

RENTAL CAR AGENT: Okay, let’s see here.

JERRY: Sixty-six years old?

ELAINE: Yeah, well, he’s in perfect health. He works out, he’s vibrant. You’d really like him.

JERRY: Why do people always say that? I hate everyone, why would I like him?

ELAINE: What do you think, would you go out with a sixty-six year old woman?

JERRY: Well, I’ll tell you, she would have to be really vibrant. So vibrant, she’d be spinning.

RENTAL CAR AGENT: I’m sorry, we have no mid-size available at the moment.

JERRY: I don’t understand, I made a reservation, do you have my reservation?

RENTAL CAR AGENT: Yes, we do, unfortunately we ran out of cars.

JERRY: But the reservation keeps the car here. That’s why you have the reservation.

RENTAL CAR AGENT: I know why we have reservations.

JERRY: I don’t think you do. If you did, I’d have a car. See, you know how to take the reservation, you just don’t know how to *hold* the reservation and that’s really the most important part of the reservation, the holding. Anybody can just take them.

RENTAL CAR AGENT: Let me, uh, speak with my supervisor.

(The agent goes into an office with a window in the door so she can be seen speaking with someone.)

JERRY: Uh, here we go. The supervisor. You know what she’s saying over there?


JERRY: Hey Marge, you see those two people over there? They think I’m talking to you, so you pretend like you’re talking to me, okay now you start talking.

ELAINE: Oh, you mean like this? So it looks like I’m saying something but I’m not really saying anything at all?

JERRY: Now you say something else and they won’t yell at me ’cause they thought I was checking with you.

ELAINE: Okay, that’s it. I think that’s enough, see you later.

(The agent returns.)

RENTAL CAR AGENT: I’m sorry, my supervisor says there’s nothing we can do.

JERRY: Yeah, it looked as if you were in a real conversation over there.

RENTAL CAR AGENT: But we do have a compact if you would like that.

JERRY: Fine.

RENTAL CAR AGENT: Alright. We have a blue Ford Esc ort for you Mr. Seinfeld. Would you like insurance?

JERRY: Yeah, you better give me the insurance, because I am gonna beat the hell out of this car.

RENTAL CAR AGENT: Please fill this out.