In regards to casement windows, I have always been a fan.... Primarily, because the harder the wind blows, the better seal that you are getting. Don't get me wrong - there are drawbacks such as size restrictions, maintenance of the cranking mechanism, etc... but I like them
Kept getting pushed back from moving into the new house, but finally heading up to open the camper tomorrow afternoon. Bought a new leaf blower to keep the outside rugs clean. On mega clearance at Wally world for 10 bucks... Told the Mrs. it would've been foolish of me NOT to buy it. She wasn't impressed.
On the cheat meal issue. There is only a minor setback physically if you limit to once a week. What most people don't look at is the psychological benefit to a cheat meal. The truth is most people who run a diet(excluding athletes and those that maintain a fit lifestyle for prefessional reasons) sneak snacks hear and there. Sure some dont or dont for a time but most do. The cheat meal gives you one day or meal all week to look forward to with those snacks to splurge. This is by far easier than someone saying the diet is three months, or even better, 'I'm never eating processed sugar again'.