Friday, August 04, 2006

from yesterday, but delayed because of blogger probs!


even butterstick, our famous panda is feeling the heat!



Yes, it is still hot enough for me part 3.

I can hardly keep from holding my breath in anticipation: it is supposed to top 100 today. But "only" 88 tomorrow.

How did the day turn out? 101. Prediction for today has been upped to 91 or 92, but with a chance of rain. Hooray!

I am dreading the electric bill next month. Our rates went up 73% June 1. I set my thermostat up to 85 when I leave the house, with autopilot resetting it to 78 around 530p. When I arrive home, it's usually 85 inside. Down a degree by 645. Still 80-ish at 1030, or 11.

I actually left the AC fan running today, to see if that makes a difference. I used to always leave the fan set to "on" in the summer, but cut back to "auto" in an energy saving frenzy.

I have a vornado fan in the bedroom, along with a nasty ceiling fan.

The basement is cool. I may set up a summer retreat down there for future years. I've hesitated, but it may just be the right thing to do! My goal had been to set up what had been the office into the guest room....here's one more reason to do that, and to update that bathroom.

3 Comments:

Blogger Mony said...

It is a beastly summer. Brutal.
Our city council decided in July to raise the water bills for water used on lawns lawns or in swimming pools. The reasoning is that water does not get cycled through the sewer therefore we shouldn't be paying the additional sewage charge.

Our water bill was $300 in July!
So my xeriscape idea is quickly gaining merit.

I like your basement idea.

12:14 AM  
Blogger Z said...

This summer sucks. Our BUDGET went up twice at the end of July...and even though it's supposed to be 80 today, it's so humid you need a snorkle.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Z said...

This summer sucks. Our BUDGET went up twice at the end of July...and even though it's supposed to be 80 today, it's so humid you need a snorkle.

7:57 AM  

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