It has been a strange day, very cold for May in Maine. I sure hope it will warm up soon.
Today we got our final oil bill from the winter heating season. We usually have money in our account this year we have a bill. Needless to say we signed up and paid extra for the locked in price. We were told it was locked in for the entire season.
Now we are told it is only the time of the contract.
We always pay up front so we will be adding another 100 gallons and that way the entire year of heating expenses should be covered.
It is such a guessing game when the prices vary so we only go by the amount of oil we actually use. It appears we used more oil and yet we heated by gas too and with no -one extra for more hot water this is definitely a cause for alarm.
Our furnace is supposed to be efficient but how do we know. The service man always tells us it is fine but he works for the person who sells us the oil, it does seem to be counterproductive to keep our furnace running efficiently.
Our local company sold out to an out of state company and I think I am not feeling good about that right now. We have to sign contracts in June for heating season that will begin delivery in October.
Having written that out it makes me feel even more determined to look around for a new provider.
I guess Blogging this has made me realize I will have to think it through much better so as to understand and plan it properly.
Just putting my mind into this Blog has given me the idea I will sit down and write out our needs and then determine what I should be asking in the way of details and loopholes.
I guess Blogging is good for my brain, I am thinking I have a better handle on this next season of heating in a cold and
L---O---N---G MAINE Winter.
I am trying to avoid thinking about tomorrow. I have had MRI,s before. I had one for my Back surgery and again for shoulder surgery. When the back was still causing leg issues I had another one done for a different area.
I think there is something about having my head examined that is getting to me. I have to stop thinking!
I have walked 2.5 miles. I am going to do my second walk and a video in the Spring Challenge that will take my mind of my mind and my head.
Thanks Spark friends Pat in Maine.