Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Time To Pull Out The Shorts!!

Wow after weeks of 20 degree and below weather it finally hit 45 degrees today. It felt like a heat wave. Its the first time in weeks that I could feed my animals without being dressed like an Eskimo. I seen several people wearing shorts today. Not quite that warm for me yet, but I never thought I would think 40 degrees was warm! I know it is much, much colder in other parts of the country, we just haven't been used to weather this cold.

I'm really glad its warming up maybe it will help with people's electric bills. Appalachian Power Company, our only power option in our area implemented a 15% rate increase. I heard of so many people's bills going up over $200 dollars in one month. Lots of people had $500-600 electric bills. This is not right. Ours went up from $148 last month to $192 this month. That's not a huge difference, but we heat with wood heat and I don't think it should be that high. I really feel sorry for elderly people or for all of the unemployed people that are having to pay a huge electric bill. Something really needs to be done. I'm just wondering how much is power in other parts of the country. I think ours is so high because we have no other option. Well other than going off-grid. If only I could convince hubby...ha...ha...ha!


Brenda said...

It felt like shorts weather here today too! It was in the upper 40's today and looks great for the rest of the week! This time last week it was in the negative temperatures and the wind chill was extreme! I think I'll wait on the shorts though!

Nancy M. said...

The cold is all relative! If it hadn't been in the single digits or teens, we wouldn't have thought the 40's were so warm.

Our power bill went up $50 dollars too. It was $205 for this month.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

It's hard when your bill goes up so much like that...glad to hear it is a bit warmer...actually quite a bit!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Amanda said...

Ours went from $150 to $210.

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