plllbbbbbbtttt!!!!! a pox on the electric company.

ahhh well...it seems the electric company has been switching things around between my neighbor and I for nigh on 2 years now. And we have been undercharged an average of 30 dollars a month...time to pay the piper. 761 dollars.
bad things come in threes.
So is that just three or have I reached three threes and have reached the nirvana of back luck?
We shall see.
I hiked two miles today..not great, but I did a bunch of organizing.
luckily when I am upset I clean.
my kitchen looks great.
Back to the gym tomorrow.
But I am going to have to keep my gym time down to save on gas.
So It will be 3 days a week of gym...3 of walking and lower body toning.
I will also have to save on grocery bills so it's meals with the family.
my calorie distribution will be 300/300/900.
top loaded at dinner but that will be a neccessity.
I will be making menus in advance to get the most out of my trips to the grocery store.
I am tired of being broke..(kind of like I was tired of being fat)
and am willing to do the work necessary to get to a different state.
So, I am signing off for now.
Talk to you all later,
Chris out.


Hanlie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your bad luck. Can you make an arrangement to pay them off? I mean, it's not your mistake, but theirs!

A lot of us are having to pinch our pennies right now, but I'm also working on turning that around.

Val N. said...

I agree with Hanlie. Talk to your local utilities regulator and plead your case. The error was on their end, not yours, and you are willing to pay for the electricity, but need a reasonable amount of time to do so. This happened with my sister's water bill, and PUCO gave her a year to pay it off, and the utility had to accept the terms. Good luck!

Vagabonds Mercantile said...

So does that mean your neighbor is getting a refund for being overcharged?

I'm tired of being broke too. Nearly at the end of my rope with it. I have had to cut back on some of my favorite non essential foods and eat simply. This week I scored 18 boxes of free pasta so it's going to be a lot of pasta meals at my house. Praying I can still manage my weight when managing my budget.Have you heard of The Grocery Game? It's a sight that matches sales with coupons and guides you to the very best deal. You can try it for 4 weeks free. This week I spent 66 dollars and saved 115.00.

Terri said...

I agree, it's their mistake, they should work something out with you. AND, I would find out if your neighbor gets a refund....

I used to menu plan and saved a lot of money that way. I also need to get back to it, I spend way too much on groceries and then things get wasted. Good luck!

Rusti said...

Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover
check it out.
His plan is awesome! We love it.

Robin said...

This is sucky. It seems like they should be willing to work out a payment plan since it was their error.

Thank you for all of the encouraging comments. They are so appreciated.