The heating strategy we recently implemented decreased the utility bill by $30 compared to last month. This is promising. Not only did we not use this strategy for the full month. It has also been significantly colder this month outside – as well as inside 😛 .
I was half fearing that the space heater that DW is running in the “office” would eat up much of the savings on gas in electricity but the electricity bill is only up $0.22. Since the HVAC rarely engages anymore, most of the rest of the gas bill comes from cooking and hot water. The bad news is that we are running out of firewood.

In other news

This week I participated in the following carnivals: