We received our latest oil bill yesterday and I now have another reason not to buy a puppy.
I’ve mentioned before that we primarily use fire wood to heat our home; we only use the kerosene-fueled monitor-heater if we’re going to be out or if we just need a back-up.
Yet, this year, we consumed more fire wood than we thought we would and we began to run out about a month ago. Rather than use it all up, we saved a few loads of wood for the illusive spring ice storm and/or blizzard. Or washing machine mishap, as the case would be.
Consequently, we’ve used only oil to heat our home for the past many weeks.
When the time came for the most recent fill-up and billing, the price was twice what I had budgeted. In fact, the extra money that we’ll be doling out to pay for the oil could have paid for ¾ of the wood we’ll get for next winter. Or a new German Shepherd puppy.
Yes, that’s how expensive oil is, and how much more economical it is to use wood.
But the whole thing works only if you have ENOUGH wood at the beginning of the winter. Or if you just don’t mind being cold.
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