I spent most of the rest of the day doing office work. I was able to send in some completed work, which is always a good thing.
I did take a little walk around the garden at lunch time. The cherry guavas are forming on the tree:
|Baby Cherry Guavas|
And the jasmine flowers are fading:
I did more laundry today, including the big quilt from daughter's bed. All her bedding has been washed now.
My gas bill came today: $65.41. (Last month's bill, in comparison, was $97.20.) I use natural gas for heating, the water heater, dryer, and cooking. I don't use the dryer since it is not working properly, but I do still use the heater at night. This is my one indulgence - a warm house! I feel cold easily - right now, I am seated in front of the heater, wearing sweats, socks, and a hat to keep my bald head warm! Apparently, last year was warmer, because I used 27 therms last April; this April, I've used 59 therms! Which means I went over my baseline of 51 therms, by 8 therms. Each therm up to the baseline limit is charged at a lower rate ($.79/therm currently); whatever is over the baseline is charged at a higher rate ($1.05 currently). Plus there are other charges added to the bill, including surcharges and taxes. The gas company sends a weekly "bill tracker" estimate of what my monthly bill will be based on the amount of gas I've used up to that time, so that it is possible to cut back if needed. I choose to cut back elsewhere to keep a warm house.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to sleep in
- Afternoon naps
- Getting office work done
- My washing machine
- Video chatting with daughter
How was your Wednesday?