Just as well though. I got my electric bill today, and it was $298.00. $20.00 of that is the new "customer fee" the EMC has added to everyone's bill, though they have a hard time explaining what the money is for. $19.00 was sales tax, which the county splits with the state.
But primarily it was just high power usage up during the very cold spell, keeping all the outbuildings heated. The kids were here during that cold period, so we were running oil radiator heaters in the house as well, 24 hours a day, to augment the propane heating system. Those are big electric energy consumers. I usually keep the house at about 68 in winter, but while they were here we had to keep my daughters bedroom at 80+, because of the monitor lizard. The rest of the house we kept about 78, which is what they are used to up at their apartment. It will balance out if this warm weather holds up awhile, and if not, it's the cost of doing business. I need my shop, my barn storage space, and the apartment. Sometimes they cost me money to maintain.
Obama is no more come Friday. I can hardly believe it. After 8 years of that despicable individual, it's hard to believe things may actually change. But Obama is leaving the country in a complete shambles, and his Legions of the Mentally Deficient are doing all they can to make sure it stays that way.