Monday, September 15, 2008
We got the August electric bill today ... it was ca. $450. That's a mortgage payment not a utility bill. A utility bill is $28.57 or $59.84. Shocking. We been turning off everything in the house that draws electricity ever since it came. Then herself took her little Honda CRV to town for 90,000-mile work. Another thousand bucks. I read that the SS payments will go up in Jan but Part B Medicare will mostly wipe it out. On the bright side, of course, we have those 401(k)s that replaced pensions. They're just sitting there enjoying the tremendous gains in the mighty American stock market, piling up the bucks to pay for electric bills. How'd the market do today?