I pretty much just hurt myself laughing. You really must go to this blog and read the whole story!
It’s been really hot here this past month. For about two weeks, it was always over 100 degrees during the day, and only cooling to about 75-80 at night.
After the first few days, we broke our no-air-conditioning streak and started turning it on often. From about 4pm on, the A/C was set to 68 degrees. Since the cool evening air wasn’t enough to cool our entire upstairs, we even left the A/C on at night, as it is impossible for me to get a good night’s sleep if I feel sweaty and gross.
Needless to say, we have been expecting something quite a bit more than our typical $19/month electricity bill.
When our bill is ready, PG&E sends me an email. I got our bill yesterday.
“Uhoh, Jesse. I got our electricity bill here.”
“What! Is it bad? Oh no. Don’t tell me.”
“It’s much higher. Obviously. We used our A/C a lot this month.”
“Let me guess, $200? $150? $250?”
You have to understand. Having lived in TX for 4 years, we only think of utility bills in 3 digits. Our typical electricity bill in the summer and winter months, for a newly-built 2 bedroom apartment, was around $250. In other words, it was like a car payment.
I let Jesse agonize for a while longer, saying things like, “Wow, it makes sense, I mean, we used it a ton….”
Then I broke it to him.
Granted, that’s almost 2x more than the month before.
Added to our gas bill of $13, we’re really breaking the bank over here…
Moral of the story: never underestimate the value of living in smaller square footage with great insulation!l
You really must listen to this interview of two sisters. The 5 year old gave her sister a haircut and, well, it’s hilarious…
Here’s my kid, doing a few “pirouettes”.
This walrus has been performing in Turkey for years, dancing to Michael Jackson!