Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A small sigh of relief

Tis the season for money to slow way down at David's job, and this year has been the worst. After going through the finances this morning, and deciding what to pay, I called the electric company to see how much we owed and we had a $0 balance. I don't have any recollection of ever having paid it for last month, but apparently we did and somehow forgot. It was like Christmas morning hearing that balance on the phone. It puts us in a little better shape for the time being.

One of our HUGE expenses is propane. We have 2 gas heat stoves that heat the entire house, and they suck it down big time, especially with these extremely low temperatures we have been experiencing already, and it's only December. We've just barely scratched the surface of this winter, and have a good 3 more months where these heaters will be running hard.

All of this brought David to the conclusion that we should get a wood stove, and put it in place of the gas heat stove in the kitchen, thus eliminating a good deal of propane being used, and I was all for the idea. The problem? Well, we don't exactly have about $700 lying around to buy the kind that we need.

Which brings me to a conversation that he had with a friend earlier today, and wouldn't you know that this friend just so happens to have 2 extra wood stoves at his house that are not being used, and one of them is the same exact one we were looking at at Tractor Supply. He is going to sell it to us for $150! Oh, and the best part? We don't have to have the money right away, and are supposed to be getting it tomorrow. I am so happy to finally be able to save some money on this propane. As they say, "It's all about the Benjamins, baby."


Patty said...

That's awesome!! Seriously love when stuff like that happens.