Electricity Update

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We had a reprieve from the heat over the weekend, but now the summer is upon us. We have experimented with the thermostat and it seems we can tolerate 81°F during the day but no higher.

Here are a few numbers for comparison; we are consistently using less kilowatt hours, so there is [CLICK TO CONTINUE...]

My Personal Banker Left Without Saying Good-bye

When I opened a new checking account recently, with the bank I’ve been with for eleven years, the gal who helped me out gave me her business card and told me she’d be my “personal banker”. What a novel idea, one which I’d never experienced before.

This branch does seem to go the extra [CLICK TO CONTINUE...]

My Ethical Dilemma

If I order something for someone else who doesn’t use the Internet, and I go through Ebates or MyPoints, am I stealing from that person by taking the rebates or points for myself?

As I mentioned in earlier posts, I recently started using Ebates and MyPoints again. I used them faithfully years ago, when [CLICK TO CONTINUE...]

My First Time Using Craigslist

I’ve known about Craigslist and Freecycle for several years. I used to moderate one of the Freecycle groups when they first got started, but I had to bow after a couple of years ago due to time constraints. So I’ve used Freecycle, but have never actually used Craigslist.

This past March our youngest son [CLICK TO CONTINUE...]

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