It's good to see President Obama touting a new proposal to spend $6 billion quickly to encourage homeowners to insulate their homes and take other energy-saving measures. The President visited a technical school in Savannah, Ga., today to announce the program. Here's the Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Williamson's report (

The obvious advantages are jobs for the hard-hit construction and home-remodeling sector and future energy savings and carbon reduction. Also, homeowners stand to see some instant green, up to $3,000, for taking action.

Now all we need is Congress to act. Not the easiest wish in the ever-contentious Washington.

I'm a step ahead of the president on this one, though. I'm the proud owner of 18 inches of cellulose insulation in the attic of our 108-year-old Vermont farmhouse and four inches of sprayed foam insulation between the joists and on the old stone foundation in the basement. I'm feeling warmer already!