12.15.2009

Utility Bills

Our city utilities has a program called Budget Billing. I'm sure many, if not most, other utility companies offer something similar. When you go on Budget Billing, they will take an average of your usage for the past year and you pay that amount each month for the next 12 months. They'll adjust accordingly at the end of that year. It eliminates all the seasonal fluctuation and makes budgeting much easier.

The requirements are very simple:

You have had utilities at the current address for a year or longer. Check.

Your bill is current. Check.

You have to pay on time each month, or they'll take you off. Check.

So we signed up recently and I had a vague idea of how much I thought it would run, from checking out most of the past year's statements. It turns out I was wrong. Happily wrong. Our monthly utility bill for the next year is...

EIGHTY-NINE DOLLARS!!

Talk about doing a stunned happy dance!! We moved over a year ago because the utilities at our old house were reaching the neighborhood of FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS per month. And we were living like frozen Otter Pops for that price. We were not having a tropical party, dancing in hula skirts and bare feet. We were miserably cold.

Now we get to have comfortable temperatures without selling the car, our blood, and the children to cover the bill. And considering that hubby's income is so up and down this time of year, it's a huge blessing to have a consistent utility payment.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

I love it when God does exceedingly abundantly above all that I could ask or think!


7 comments:

Birdie said...

Yea! That is indeed a blessing. I am so happy for you!

Beth said...

You mean $89 a MONTH?? That's amazing! God is so good. I love it when we can see Him at work in our daily lives. I know He's always there, but when we actually get to SEE Him....so cool!

Robin said...

That is amazing! Stay warm!

kaye said...

I'm so glad you get to keep the children.

Nikowa Lee said...

What a deal! We might look into this. Thanks for sharing. :)

Deborah said...

Awesome!!

Blessings!
Deborah

Sallie said...

So happy for you, Diane!! God is good!!

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