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April Utility Bills Were...

May 1st, 2008 at 11:38 am



April 2008 Utility Bills fell out like this:

$90.75 Phone/Cable/DSL
$92.00 Natural Gas
$14.00 Trash Service
$62.00 Electric
$59.95 Water/Ambulance Fee
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$318.70 April Utilities
-$313.08 March Utilities
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$ 5.62 >difference

Dang that pesky water bill. All I personally did different this month was water the 6 tomato plants TWO DAYS for just a couple of minutes - I didn't just stand there mindlessly either, purposefully watered only as little as was needed!!

Going to look at getting a different shower head and pricing out a more water saving washing machine! GADZOOKS!! I will refrain from cussing (HRUMPH - I mean discussing Big Grin)about a 10 yr. old refrigerator that possibly needs replacing because it isn't freezing correctly this morning until after I try moving it out a little further from the wall and vacumning the coils today.

In today's advanced industrial society you'd think we could make a frig that would last longer than almost 10 years to the day!!!

Wave goodbye to the stimulus package Mrs. Frugalis! DAGNABIT!!! I wanted to add that to our Roths. There is some money in the Frugalis Furniture/Appliance Fund, but not much.

Compared to March 2008:
$90.68 Phone/Cable/DSL
$97.00 Natural Gas
$14.00 Trash Service
$62.00 Electric
$49.40 Water/Ambulance Fee
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$313.08

I still need to look back at this time last year and go thru all the files and see what last year's utilities were.

4 Responses to “April Utility Bills Were...”

  1. Petunia Says:

    That's a big difference for six tomato plants for just two waterings. . . I dunno, did one of your family members take longer showers or something? Smile We did notice a drop in the water bill when we replaced the washer.

  2. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Petunia - the way our rural water dept. works is pricing by the 1000 gallons. If you use 1001 gallons you pay for 2000 gallons.

  3. Petunia Says:

    Oh! Wow! Too bad you can't store the additional 999 until the following month!

  4. zakity Says:

    We water our plants with the water leftover from our water bottles. We also use the cats' water to water plants. We are just careful where we pour it.

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