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No one cares about my traffic woes, do you. Can't say I blame you, traffic sucks everywhere - well, unless you live in the middle of nowhere, Maine...

I bought a small flashlight this week, just as something generally useful to have but also specifically to help find the toy mice that keep getting lost under the various appliances. Well, the flashlight itself is the new hit toy - or rather the spot of light it creates on surfaces. Nimiel chases that spotlight around at top speed, trying to catch it, and even leaps at it when it's halfway up the door. That in particular is rather amusing for me, though I think I really have to resist doing that as I worry she'll hurt herself jumping so hard at the door.

I got my second electric bill. The first one covered nearly three months from when I bought the condo in October to nearly the end of December. When I got that bill, I was alarmed by the large amount, but reasoned that it covered nearly three months and divided up that way it was about the same, as far as I could tell as what I'd been paying in combination for gas and electric at the old apartment. Well, my new bill covers January and February, and it is only about $5.00 less than my previous bill. Yikes! I'm sure some of the higher amount has to do with the colder weather we've had, and also I'm sure having both laundry machines and a dishwasher also raises my bill above what I'm used to spending. I guess I'll have a better idea of that in the summer when I won't be running the heaters.

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houseofglee
Mar. 10th, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
I care about your traffic woes! I care about Tony's traffic woes. Yea, I care about my traffic woes.

I don't like them.
parkbenchzine
Mar. 10th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
is everything electric? I would guess being a concdo it might be... yikes. is your water heater electric too? got any problems washing clothes in cold water? did you set your dishwasher to heated dry, or is that off? make sure you vents on the dryer are clear so that it doesn't work as hard to dry clothes... and get a drying rack. sure its not pretty but you live alone, so.. a clothes drying rack inthe corner of your bedroom isn't so bad, and hopefully you can cut a dryer load or 2 a week. these are just my thoughts... I'm in constant mode of trying to lower the electric bill.
philaros
Mar. 10th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, everything's electric. I gather some of the units have gas at least for the stove/oven, but most are full-on electric.

Most of my clothes washing is done cold/cold, usually I have just one load (sheets and underwear) that I do warm/cold. I'm not sure about using a drying rack with the cat around, but as for cutting "a dryer load or 2 a week", I only have two or three loads per week.

I think the dishwasher is using heated dry, I'll have to check.
zannah
Mar. 10th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
I was too busy being stuck in traffic to reply!

I kid.

I'd like the weather to warm the heck up all ready. I'm tired of having the heaters on in our house!
bandtechiegeek
Mar. 10th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
well if you spent less time on your computer complaining about your traffic woes that we don't care about, you'd be able to save power!

woe.
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