boom boom boom and out went the lights

I woke up early with hubby… he is up at 4:30 so it is nice to drink coffee with him on occasion. But… it would have been a good morning to sleep in because shortly after my coffee was made… boom the lights go out. We are having a few storms rumble through the area. Much needed rain too, meaning no irrigation needed today 🙂 Water in my part of the world is costy…. unsure why they think it is gold but they do. I live in the lower mid west… we have tons of lakes and rivers they pull water from but they want to stick it to you with high priced water. We lived about an hour away from here and our water bill was about 14 a month…. here it is 100 or more for home service and several hundred for our irrigation/pool per month!  Each water line there is a 54 monthly charge before you ever use a drop of water. 🙁

 

I live in the suburbs of a small river town population of 3,000 or so but a large city is within 10 miles only a few cornfields separate the two cities.

 

I hit the shops yesterday… buying every cute shorts and tank tops I found. So many cute things I could not pick. I really did not go too crazy as I am a Maxxinista.. 

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May 16, 2018

It must be raining every where. We will have it for the next 9 days.

May 16, 2018

Shooo.  My base water bill is about $24/mo. My electric seems high though … I’m ready for some rain to wash the grass clippings out of my yard so the dogs don’t keep dragging them in on their dew-wet legs! 🙂

May 16, 2018

We have water restrictions now. I use to know why but can’t remeber. Most people now adays don’t care about watering their grass.  And they say it wastes water. Our city governments think water is gold too….

May 16, 2018

I love thunderstorms until they knock out the power or bring tornados.

Just rain here so far.

May 16, 2018

Yikes. I am so glad we have a well.

May 16, 2018

I finally wrote to my congressman, Harry Reid about being charged $20 a month for electricity and $20 a month for water when I was traveling and everything was shut off. Shortly there after those “service charges ” ended. I wonder of you could ask your congressman for help?

May 16, 2018

@byfaithalone might be worth a try! thanks

 

May 17, 2018

If when we were young people would tell us we were gonna need to pay for water, I woulda laughed.   So sad.  I have a monthly water bill, and buy bottled water…. it’s sad.  My mom uses the washroom about 50 times a day.   Every time I hear her flush, I think there goes another dollar

Lol

May 17, 2018

@cdn021mudder lol I have often said the very same thing