Well based on our experience with SS it will take a long time

Remember we TOLD them we would need to stop payments to us six months before they got around to doing so. Then it took them over a year to bill us for it and then they said they owed us, then we owed them, then they owed us and finally we owed them. Then it took them a few months to start billing us and we couldn’t pay on it until we got a bill. Then I paid them off early—or so I thought. They ran my $580 check through as $500.80, it took them two months to let us know they did that. Then after I paid the $79.80 it took three months to get the paid in full notice. So if I was this man, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting on the SS to straighten it out, considering they’ve included IRS in the mess now too. Chances are if he has a son with the same name the son will end up dealing with this in the far away future.

Set me on fire at 78 degrees

Maybe its my profession or poor health or something, but I can’t stand to be hot. I like it morgue like 🙂 I rarely run my heat which I reason makes up for my high electric bills in the summer. However looking up my bills over the past year, the highest was 134.00. I’m pretty proud that I’ve yet to turn on the air conditioning, I’m playing a game in my mind to see if I can make it until June 1st. So far, Atlanta has actually had a spring. We usually go from cold to Hotlanta instantaneously.

Budget Committee Meeting!

We did it! Haven’t had a budget committee meeting for years! I didn’t want to be a hypocrite and tell my FPU class to have a budget committee meeting and then not have one myself for May. I do all the budgeting for the home account. DH pays a bit more attention to what’s going on in the business. But this morning we had our first meaningful, insightful, and helpful budget meeting! It was great! I, being the nerd, created the budget and brought it to the meeting. Then, I shut up! DH, being the free spirit, had to give input and make changes to said budget.

I couldn’t get the budget to balance, so he volunteered to take his lunch to work more often this month and it saved us $450 due to GSHloans.com Inc. We are also going to reduce our cable and change some payments we are making. Bingo, balanced the budget! The meeting lasted 19 minutes! Love that man!

Must be trying to feed the electric company gazelle

We are total electric, so we tend to watch our utility usage carefully. Yesterday, and the last few days it’s been around the 90 degree mark. We’ve been using the attic fan at night for some really comfy sleeping. Far cheaper than the ac for sure. When we retired last night the temps were still in the mid 80’s so naturally we turned on the attic fan.

About 2 this morning I woke up to a sound I couldn’t quite identify. After a few minutes I realized it wasn’t one sound but two, overlapping each other. The attic fan was the first one, and the second was the furnace. Temps had fell like a rock outside to the freezing mark, an over 50 degree drop. So the furnace that was on automatic, had kicked in when the attic fan drew in that cool air. Needless to say I got up, turned off the attic fan and closed all the windows. Amazingly enough it was nice and comfy in the house—thanks to the furnace, LOL! I’m sure our rural co-operative electric company will enjoy that double usage.