Friday, September 12, 2014
The bills are coming . . and I am NOT happy!
Some bills have arrived, at this new rental, and I am far from happy. : (
Item 1: the cable/Internet bill. I am supposed to be on a special promotion, due to moving. Great! We get to return to a better "package" for our cable, at a lower cost. When all was said and done, it was a bit lower than what I was previously paying. New bill came: not only is the monthly charge high, the charge to move the cable in the Den was NOT removed, as I was told it would be when I called to arrnage to have that fixed. Grrr!
Item 2: the electric bill: while I anticipated higher than usual bills, due to adding 2 to the home, and using the dryer to just get the overflowing laundry done, including some items that needed cleaning before storage, I can't figure out why it's more than doubled! Ack! I've already spoken with DS #1, with GF listening in at the room off the kitchen. Cooking habits are the same, laundry-we're back to limited dryer use and will soon be tweaking that even further, water is heated by an oil burner, lights are mostly CFL's-but do the 12 volt halogen landscape light use a lot?, the Xbox? all appliances, save the w/d are brand new-including a large, side by side fridge but that is even labeled energy star. Could it be the whole house fan? only one A/C window unit and it was only used a handful of nights.
What's been cooking: