My electric bill and natural gas bill were the highest that they have ever been this past month.
It wasn’t even close — I blew my previous highs (from 2005) out of the water.
Now I know that the winter season is upon us and there were a few weeks of frigid weather back in December but an electric bill of $233.67 and a natural gas bill topping out at $335.24 totally caught me by surprise.
At first I thought it was a mistake. Or maybe it was an extra long billing cycle…but it wasn’t either of those.
I loosely budget $500 per month for bills — water, gas, electricity, phone, and cable.
Those two bills alone exceed my budget.
So what’s different from years past?
I’ll tell ya.
See, he hasn’t quite figured out what a blanket is for yet.
He all but refuses to sleep underneath one and, as a result, we keep the heat on a little higher and an electric heater running in his room all night.
That costs a lot.
Okay, so maybe I was a little premature in stating that kids don’t cost that much!