Wednesday, February 26, 2014
2013 vs 2014 and oil usage
8/15-11/16 2 gallons 8/19-10/25 1.23 gallons
11/17-12/12 6.8 gallons 10/26-11/25 4.9 gallons
12/13-12/27 7.6 gallons 11/26-12/18 6.8 gallons
12/28-1/18 9.6 gallons 12/19-1/6 7.75 gallons
1/19-2/3 10.5 gallons 1/7-1/21 8.71 gallons
2/4-2/20 9.6 gallons 1/22-2/5 9.85 gallons
2/21-3/7 6.6 gallons 2/6-2/25 8.86 gallons
3/8-3/28 6.95 gallons
3/29-5/8 2.84 gallons
5/9-8/18 1.08 gallons
The worst period is Jan-Feb, which is to be expected. Due to my surgery on 1/29, we have not used the wood stove at all for Feb, and the bedroom zone of the home has been kept @ 65 degrees vs the normal 55 degrees, since I was home recouperating. Today's oil bill, brings a drop in the settings, for the bedroom zone, since I spend my time in the main part of the home zone during the day. $1854.02 for the last month of oil bills (1/22, 2/6, 2/26) I have the funds, as I set aside $$$ every month to cover it. I put the payments on the CC, earning cash reward points, which I later convert into cash credits on my CC, intending to purchase a new lap top for DS #1 for his upcoming, April birthday. Still, a disgusting amount of money.
The good news is that I should see a drop in my oil bills now, with March on the horizon. About another month of "Winter," I hope to gain re-use of my right arm, and therefor be able to use the wood stove again soon. I have firewood on hand, which I'd like to use up as well.