For a few years now, I’ve been doing that “pay the average power bill” thing where they set an amount based on past usage and all your bills are the same, so it’s easier to budget. If you end up going over, they just tack it on next year.
Keep in mind that my house was built in 1928 and has the original windows. (Which would (maybe will!) cost a fortune to replace, and also they have character - waviness, etc.
So, my first year it was $200 a month. The second year it was $210. Today I got the first bill of year three, which was THREE HUNDRED MOTHERFUCKING DOLLARS. That’s an extra $90 a month every month this coming year, for those of you following along at home.
I called them and found out that it’s largely the result of last year’s monster heating hikes, passed on to me starting now. Next year should be cheaper unless we have the same kind of problem again.
To add insult to injury, last night was the first cold night of the year. I woke up with Himself wrapped around me like one of those things from Alien trying to steal my warmth for his cold-ass legs. (It’s his fault for not knowing where his side of the heating blanket control is.) I went home at lunch and adjusted the thermostat controls to make sure we won’t be comfortable at any time of the year, ever. This sucks SO HARD.