You don’t have to tell me . . I know I’ve been a crybaby on the blog today. I don’t want to hear bad words! I don’t want to move! OK . . I’m fine . . I’m over it. I really do feel hopeful about getting a little house in MO.
After seeing those electric bills for the house in AR yesterday, Vince and I were saying . . we’re really spoiled. Yes, the solar panels were a big investment but they are right on target to return our total investment in not quite 8 years. After that, it’s all extra savings for us.
Vince asked about our recent electric bills so I went back and copied the ones that show up on the home page of our account.
Since February . . probably since about October, 2018, we’ve had a credit. Hmm . . looks like on the March bill we didn’t have a credit because our credit went down instead of up. We have to be a “net user”, meaning we have to use more kwh than we send back. It may not happen this year and I guess we go to electric company jail . . I have no idea what happens.
We always count on the bills in July – September to send us back into “net user” status. How we ended up with a credit this month, I’ll never know. We left the a/c on while we were gone because we knew we needed to use more kwh.
Last night, Vince said “Crank that a/c down and let’s use more kwh!”
Vince went to bed before I did. We decided to turn the a/c down to 66 while we were sleeping. When I went to bed, I was freezing. I kept getting over close to Vince for warmth . . first my feet, then my legs, then the rest of me.
Vince: What the heck are you doing? (Remember when husbands didn’t say that when the wife got close??)
Me: I’m freezing!
Vince: What is the a/c set on? I’m cold too.
Vince: You know that thermostat is 2 degrees off so it’s really 64 degrees in here.
Me: Why don’t you make it warmer? I’m too cold to get up and I didn’t bring my phone to bed. (I can change it with my phone.)
Vince: No . . get another quilt. We need to use the electricity.
We laughed — it’s the middle of July in Texas and we’re in bed freezing because we need to use more electricity. Then I said “We couldn’t be doing this if we lived in Arkansas!” We both laughed, fell asleep and when he woke up this morning and was getting out of bed before I did . .
Me: Please make it warmer in this house!
Vince: How much warmer?
Me: Put it on 73 please.
Vince: I’ll put it on 71.
Me: Then . . can you build a fire in the fireplace?
You know that didn’t happen. Could you see someone seeing smoke coming out of our chimney in July? They’d have us committed . .