Oh dear, it's arrived - the combined gas/electricity bill ! Actually it arrived yesterday but I had to lie down in a darkened room before I could get my head around it.
I can't believe the amount. £620.00 !! I know it's gone up, but even taking that into consideration it's another 'killer' bill. This time last year was even worse - £890.00 !! unbelievable eh ?
My usage falls into the 'exteme' frugal catagory, so where are they getting these amounts from ? I'm sure I must be paying for the street lights outside. I don't know what else I can do to cut down. All lights are switched off except the room I'm in. TV is hardly ever on. I had two fridges and two freezers, I've emptied and shut down one fridge and one freezer. I only use the washing machine twice a week on a short cycle and cool wash temperature. I don't have a tumble drier and would never use one anyway. I go to bed early to keep warm. I actually use candles as a 'fireplace' to give me some heat......... I even make the candles.
I fill flasks with boiling water in the day so I don't have to boil the kettle, and take a flask up to bed with me at night for the same reason. There's many more things I do, but all to no avail .....
OK - the bill is down compared to this time last year, but it's still a lot.
I'm trying to build up Ebay and Etsy for a little extra cash, but these are only tiny amounts.
So have you had your bill yet ? is it horrendous - how do you cope ? I have sympathy for you people with a family to keep warm, you can't really cut down too much can you ?
I'm convinced it's something to do with the heating/boiler systems in this house, it doesn't work properly, nothing functions as it should, I 'know' the landlord should fix things, (I've been a 'buy to let' landlord in a previous life and everything was done to the book!) but he flatly refuses - I wrote a little about my landlord in the 'pelmets' post, if I kick up a stink, I'm out on my ear, and having been there and experienced that - I've no desire to repeat the procedure !
oh well, onwards and upwards,
take care peeps ..........