The temps this morning were a brisk 48 (F), so I did what comes naturally, turned on the heat. There was a time when I would wait as long as possible. That stopped a few years back. Living in Central PA, where we have boodles of natural gas, and using that same fossil fuel to heat and cook with, my expenses are fairly... well, inexpensive, around $600 a year for cooking, hot water, and heating.
And, speaking of gas, the UK's having problems getting petrol to their stations. Truck (and or lorry, which ever you prefer) drivers are needed. This is partially, or mostly, a Brexit problem, depending upon whom your listening to or reading. Evidently many of the drivers were foreign nationals and they either went home, or don't have the correct paperwork, to continue driving.
China's having problems, too. Good for Xi. The country's still mostly dependent upon coal and there are problems getting it to the factories that need it... and... well, things are beginning to shut down. Of course, they're also experiencing this little credit issue with one of their largest companies defaulting on their $120 million loan payments. And Xi is not having an okay day. Maybe he should listen to a little AJR. Maybe he should set the bar a little lower and then maybe he'd be a lot less sad.
Im like you....the heat comes on as late as possible. Last year that was mod December for me. It isn't on this year yet. Remember im a human heater. LolReplyDelete
Actually, I'm an early heater now. i switched from A/S to heat this morning.Delete
I like a chilly morning so we avoid running the heat until it's nearly frigid.ReplyDelete
Lewandowski is a pussy-groping predator like his boss. Why is anyone surprised?
And Noem will be a team player all the wayDelete
The lack of HGV goods drivers in the UK is absolutely down to Brexit. You see they sold Brexit as a way to "get rid of those damn foreigners" - you know, "the ones coming over here and taking all our jobs"! All EU countries are short of drivers but of course those countries remaining in the EU can shop around for more drivers, whereas the UK can't. Johnson's "solution" was to offer EU drivers a 3-month temporary visa and mostly they told him where to shove it. Add in all the added paperwork they would have to fill out since the UK saw fit to leave the world's largest free trade area, well old Johnson has surpassed even his own incompetence, and quite spectacularly at that!ReplyDelete
Conservatives over here spit out the same spiel, immigrants taking the jobs the, themselves, would turn their nose at.Delete
I have natural for my dryer, store, hot water and stove. I budget the same amount $600ReplyDelete
Ain't it great? I love telling people how cheap it is to heat my house in the winter.Delete