Monday, February 8, 2010

Electricity Nazi

Got the electric bill this weekend....$540.00. Say what? Yes, $540. Never in my life. Shocking? Devastating? No. It just flat pisses me off and I will win.

The problem is Hubs. Our roles are reversed. He is cold and I am hot. (hehee giggle...I am hot) He gets a slight chill and cranks up the heater to 72 which to me is completely unbearable. Hot air blowing around is utterly intolerable in my opinion. I blame this neurosis of mine on growing up in Houston. I feel like I can't breath when the heater is filling my lungs with hot air.

(It has been cold outside, I understand the need for a little heat, I really do.)

#2. Hubs and b.r. got in the hot tub last month. Had to let it run for like 3 days to heat up and then left it on for another week, assuming they would get in again. The @#$% pool pump comes on automatically when the temp falls to keep the pool from freezing or whatever. You know what I say, let that bad boy freeze. Fill it with dirt. You all know how I loathe anything around here that has a pump or requires chlorine or salt. Bain of my existence.

#3 I had to run the heater in the quilty shack when it was frigid. I can't have the pipes bursting in there. A tragic disaster that would be. So scratch #3, it is ok if the quilty shack burns electricity.

I am the electricity nazi now. Cranked the heater down, I sure did.

These chumps will be glad they got Snuggies for Christmas now....

Hubs being theatrically thrilled with his Snuggie....

Mmmmhmmmm, who's laughing about the Snuggie now? (BTW, the people who invented the Snuggie are laughing all the way to the bank, right?)

So the heater is turned down. We'll live. We had a fire in the fireplace last night. Good, warm. Fire and Super Bowl go very well together. I could really give a flip about the S.B. or football in general for that matter. But you have to watch it, you know? Otherwise you'll be the odd man out around the water cooler the next day. I only love my college team and will faithfully watch them play. I guess that is because the memories of going to those games warms my heart and what was in the flask at those games warmed my heart too. Anywhoo, back to the SB. I think The Who still has it. They rocked and I was happy about that. Rock-n-Roll forever baby.

So here it is Monday, my day off by the way. I am happily at home. It is cold outside and 62 in the house. Guess what? I am cold.

9 comments:

trish said...

You are so silly! :o) I love it!
We are pretty nazi - ish too around here about our electricity bill! Especially because we had weather in the teens just a couple of weeks ago. :o)
When I read the title of your post and saw br in the snuggey I thought you meant that when you wear it, you are full of static electricity! :o) ha ha ha.
I love a day off at home! Hoping yours has been a nice one.
-Trish

bettyp said...

I am still laughing!!!
Who Dat!!

Amy said...

Here's a little secret I can share with you... shhhhh.... don't tell anyone!!!

When I'm at home alone, I crank the heat up as much as I want, until I get warm...then when the rest of the gang comes in, I turn the heat DOWN and tell them to keep their clothes on or wear their snuggies! LOL

So far I'm staying nice and toasty! LOL

Mary said...

Soooo glad I don't live with you!! 65 is about as low as I can go. Although a $500 electric bill might change that!!

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