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Old 07-20-2012, 09:50 AM
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I was just thinking....this morning it's very dark out, rainy and thunder/lightening storms coming in and out of the area. I normally hate electric light during the day unless I really need it for something I have to see well, like Dremeling nails, cooking or something. Otherwise, normally I just like the natural light from outside. In fact, electric light when you can have natural light kind of annoys me. My daughter feels depressed on these dark days and always wants lots of electric lights on. I don't get that way much. But today, it is particularly dark outside and I've succumbed to turning on my kitchen lights...they're the recessed kind. It just seems to need some brightening up, cheeriness or something, plus I can't see much, it's really quite dark. It's kind of cool...phenomenal today though.

When I drive around, I often see people with lamps on in the middle of the day and can't figure out why. LOL. So, do you try to get by with just the natural light or are you apt to want electric lights on and how dark or dreary outside does it have to be for you to decide on electric lights?
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:56 AM
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I just have natural light most of the time.

If it's hot enough to have the AC on in the evening, that means the curtains have to be closed, so I turn on a lamp, though.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:57 AM
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Nope. I prefer natural light when at all possible! It drives me right up the wall to walk into one of my kids bedrooms or the family room and see they have the shade drawn and the dang light on! ARGH!

It's not really about money to me personally, natural light looks and feels better to my eyes, but that's the excuse I give the kids, LOL........"One day when you have to pay the bills, you'll be thankful for the sun lighting the house during the day!" hahaha
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:03 AM
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Screw light! I hate light.

- when I'm home alone/in my room, the curtains are closed and it's pitch black. Well, not pitch black since I normally have the Tv on. I can't stand lights being on or natural sun light coming in. If I feel I need light, I'll turn a lamp on as I like keeping my curtains closed because I like knowing no one can see in.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:06 AM
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I prefer natural light during the day. I rarely have electric lights on during the day and into the evening, I mostly only use them at night when it gets too dark to see. But if I'm home alone at night, it's not uncommon to find the whole house dark with only the light of the tv.

If I have electric lights on during the day it makes me feel icky. I guess it reminds me of cold winter mornings and dreary rainy days when we have to use them. It's just an all over icky feeling.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:17 AM
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Nope. I prefer natural light when at all possible! It drives me right up the wall to walk into one of my kids bedrooms or the family room and see they have the shade drawn and the dang light on! ARGH!

It's not really about money to me personally, natural light looks and feels better to my eyes, but that's the excuse I give the kids, LOL........"One day when you have to pay the bills, you'll be thankful for the sun lighting the house during the day!" hahaha

That's what I tell Emily when she comes over and it's only a little cloudy outside, so the house really isn't that dark. She turns on all kinds of lights. And I turn them off. She whines about how "depressing" it is and I tell her, "well then, you pay the bill." LOL. Most of the lights are those energy saving kind anyhow. But yeah, I prefer natural daylight and I have all my blinds open most of the time except at night.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:21 AM
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Screw light! I hate light.

- when I'm home alone/in my room, the curtains are closed and it's pitch black. Well, not pitch black since I normally have the Tv on. I can't stand lights being on or natural sun light coming in. If I feel I need light, I'll turn a lamp on as I like keeping my curtains closed because I like knowing no one can see in.
LOL. Now, this would depress me. I don't have claustrophobia, but I'd probably develop it if I couldn't see out the windows. Plus, I love looking at all my pretty flower gardens. I keep my blinds open until it gets dark outside. I couldn't care less if someone can see in. They hardly can anyhow, but maybe a little. It just doesn't bother me. Different strokes for different folks, huh.
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It's pretty dark and dreary over here, too. Not sure if it will clear up later in the afternoon or not.

I like days like this every once in a while. The natural light is soft, I prefer yellowy lights on days like this. I don't mind some lamps or overhead lights on, but I like keeping the darkness in the house too. Lazy day comfy laying in bed snuggling kind of day.

Not all the time, though. Constant cloudy or rainy weather is depressing.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:34 AM
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LOL. Now, this would depress me. I don't have claustrophobia, but I'd probably develop it if I couldn't see out the windows. Plus, I love looking at all my pretty flower gardens. I keep my blinds open until it gets dark outside. I couldn't care less if someone can see in. They hardly can anyhow, but maybe a little. It just doesn't bother me. Different strokes for different folks, huh.
Exactly, different strokes for different people! Nothing wrong with how people liking their house lit up. I do get a bit of light in my room, it's never pitch black (sadly) because of my curtains but it's dark enough. When in the house, it defiantly isn't dark enough! Not enough curtains on the windows, lol.

-I will say, there are some days I wish there was more light in my room but I get over it pretty quick. I can see why you like having a window open, gardens are pretty! I don't have on here though. Well.. I hang around in my room in my undies/singlet so I feel comfortable knowing no one can see in though I'm sure no one could see in anyway.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:49 AM
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Lyzelle, I like days like this every now and then too. I think our weather system from the coast moves north east usually. When I lived in north Idaho, the weather in Seattle would arrive the next day in Idaho. LOL. So, I think it moves in a big swirl from the coast over your way.

I like to take advantage of the rainy day sometimes for things. Like today, it was time to fertilize my back lawn, so I ran out and did it quickly...just takes a minute. And I don't have to run sprinklers right afterward if it rains enough. So, that's a plus for me.

And then...like you say, it's kind of neat being inside all lazy and looking out at the stormy weather. Sometimes the lamp light can be nice on days like this where it's particularly dark. But I don't get to be lazy today....gotta run to Walmart or Home Depot (yet again....been there almost every day lately) to get more grass fertilizer. I ran out and I need to do the front yard on Sunday. (every two weeks) Dang-it! I was just at Lowes yesterday!

Tahlz, LOL. I can see why you don't want people looking in at you. Where I use to live for 10 years up until last year, in north Idaho, I lived in quite a wilderness area and had 5 acres, lots of woods around me. No one, but no one could see me and I could have sunbathed out in my yard naked if I had wanted to. I did like the feeling of privacy and wondered how I'd adjust to this 180 degree difference, moving to the suburbs here. But I was pleasantly surprised that it doesn't bother me at all. Of course, the way the houses are situated, it's not too bad that way. The front yard though, is wide open for anyone to see. So yeah...I can relate to your enjoying your privacy. I liked that too.
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