It’s here…we’ve all been dreading it…praying that maybe, just maybe, this year would be different…Oklahoma heat wave. The temps are predicted to be over 100 all week long. blegh. For me that means one thing…time to put up the clothes line. Actually it’s been up most of June but now is really the time to look on the bright side of 100+ temperatures: hanging clothes outside to dry. It worked wonderfully last year and so far this month I’ve only had to use my dryer when I’m drying unmentionables. My back yard is pretty private but if someone was so inclined they could peep through my back hedges and take a look at what I have on my clothes line. Just the thought of some lookie-loo peeping my families Hanes gives me the creeps…so I don’t put them out there.
I’m counting on this old fashioned method of drying clothes to save me money on my electric bill. Especially this week. When temperatures climb, so does the cost of electricity. Thanks to the OG&E Smart Hours program I know exactly what days and times they are going to be increasing the rates. I know that sounds really infomercial-ish but it really has helped.
Apparently the thermostat lights up when there is a price increase and we’re in energy savings mode. It’s getting a little toasty in here but don’t worry, I can lower the temp if I feel like it’s getting too warm. In the mean time I’m going to conserve my own energy by reading a book. Now is not the time to be doing housework, people.
Disclosure: I have been blogging about the OG&E SmartHours program because 1) they asked me to and promised an incentive and 2) I’m a little fanatical about saving money on our electric bill.