Let the mini-summer begin! Or, as some call it, Indian Summer since, for the next few days, temps here in Central Pa are going to be in the mid to upper 70s (F). Unfortunately, starting Wednesday we're going to be back to seasonal weather. I have no problem with this unseasonably warmth. A little respite from the heating bills is always nice. Honestly, I find paying utility expenses such an unfair expenditure of my money, especially since utility companies have decided they want to be major players in American Capitalism.
Take electricity. I received an email from P. P. & L. my provider, that beginning in December rates for the average family using 1100 kwh per month will increase by about $22. That's a big jump. I immediately checked my bill to see how many kwh I use in a month. As a single person, I use about 550 kwh, so my bill will only increase by around $11. I like using my air fryer, but that little oven burns up electricity like it's going out of style. From now on, I'll probably only use it for hamburgers and French fries, foods that only take about 10 minutes to cook. Everything else will be cooked in my gas oven which is a lot less expensive way to cook.
Here is one of my autumn roses.