We could all stand to save a bit here & there, especially in today's economy, right?!
Obviously, our utilities are more here than they were when we lived in town (a small duplex). We knew this coming in. Yet it's still hard to actually SEE the numbers and feel the increase.
So today, when I sent my babies outside to get some exercise (okay, I bribed 'em with a popcicle, what?!?!), I stepped out on the back "deck" (ha, I'll show you a pic someday - it's not so much a "deck" as it is a "death-trap", but whatever..). Immediately, I felt this great breeze. Yes, it was a WARM breeze, but it was nice nonetheless.
I decided then and there that we could turn off the a/c and enjoy some of this warm breeze.
Actually, it's kinda nice. I feel much more like we are a "part" of the outside, of the country, with the windows open. I can hear the cars going by, the neighbor-lady mowing her lawn, the animals next door. And the breeze really *does* feel good!!
Of course, maybe I'm just trying to make the best of it. Maybe it's really MUCH NICER with the cool air of the a/c on.....but hey! At least I'm being positive, right?! And at least I'm trying to think of ways to save us a bit of money, even just a lil' bit here & there.
What other ways can I save on our utility bills in the middle of summer?? It's basically the electric bill that can get bad. Our water heater is electric, as well as our dryer (okay, I'm NOT hanging our clothes out to dry, sorry....I just can't add that to my day!). Any bright ideas I'm just forgetting?!?!
I'll check in later ~ right now I'm off to snap a few pics of some awesome storm clouds forming to our south (whew!) and get some more work done around the house before my hubby comes home. God bless~