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Re: Chicago again

Yeah, what's up with that? We have a pretty good size hot tub which we
don't use often enough and a big, very old laydown freezer that I'm sure
is contributing. I really thought when our son moved out that we would
see a big savings but really we didn't...maybe $20.

Of that whole bill only about 1/4 of it is heat ie gas. All of the rest
is electricity. I haven't put up Christmas lights on the outside of the
house for a couple of years now but when I did our bill would be nearing


----- Original Message ----
From: Theresa G. <macycat3@sbcglobal.net>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:42:43 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Chicago again

Holy cow David- my gas/elect bill isn't anywhere close to what yours is. 
In winter mine is probably $120/mo at the most.


David Franzman wrote:
> Hey folks 
> I am back from Chicago and we had a great time. Boy, is it cold there.
> OMG! Donna I don't know where you were feeling 50's but it wasn't in
> Waukegan that's for sure. One negative note: Those are the worst roads I
> have ever seen. Is that because of frost heave? I have never seen such a
> torn up road and to think your governor is thinking of a health care
> plan. Maybe you have to have one from the whiplash you get when you fall
> into one of those holes.
> I really like Chicago. I would like to see it with some leaves on trees
> one day but from what I did see of it I would love to explore the area.
> The Lake Rd. is beautiful. We went to the Science and Tech Museum and
> what a tremendous museum. I can tell you we don't have anything like it
> here. Truly magnificent. Also found perhaps one of the best Italian
> restaurants I have ever eaten in. Also a great steak house that was
> reasonably priced in Gurnee.
> We only went into Chicago twice because it was an hour drive from where
> we were staying and my son had to be back at certain times or they shoot
> him from a cannon or something so we didn't want to chance it.
> Here's a question: How in the world do you people afford to heat your
> homes? Here with just my wife and I our combined electricity and gas
> bill is $350 per month most of that is for lights etc not gas. We use a
> gas fireplace for heat when watching tv. but I can't imagine what you
> have to do when the temps are in the 20's and teens like all the time.
> Lastly, I was sorry to hear about those poor kids at that school not
> that far from where we were staying. I just wish the shooters would
> spare the middle man and shoot themselves first and then go for the
> innocent victims.
> DF
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