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ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?

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  1. #1
    maria
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    ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely

    empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and

    we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to

    keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?








  2. #2
    kc collin
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    Get some tension curtain rods and blankets and hang them in the doorways to block off rooms...plan to live in two rooms,,kitchen and living or family room....then do some of your baking and cooking for the week and that heats the kitchen. Get one of those radiant heaters....fire it up and get warm. hope that helps...you can put window quilts over your windows too..or you can put plastic on them with duct tape...good luck

    maria <secretwindow-jd1@sbcglobal.net> wrote: ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas
    tank is completely
    empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and
    we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to
    keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?




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  3. #3
    herberkids3
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    What region are you in? If it's under a certain tempeture (usually

    freezing or below), and there are children in the house, you can get

    emergency assistance in getting the tank filled.



    Aside from that, keep bundled up, seal off rooms you don't need, sleep

    in the living room together if you have to, seal off drafts from

    windows by tacking blankets over them, etc.



    Call as soon as you can about assistance, though.



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "maria" <secretwindow-jd1@...> wrote:

    >

    > ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely

    > empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and

    > we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to

    > keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?

    >










  4. #4
    LilMama
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    Call the gas company up. I don't know where you live but if its that

    cold then they might give you emergency gas like 50 gals. If not, here

    in GA. we have what is called F.I.S.H. (Faith in Serving Humanity)

    Christian based organization supported Churches.

    Services: financial, food, medications, resource linking , clothes and

    thrift store.

    Maybe you have something like this where you are.

    Good luck.



    Marian



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "maria" <secretwindow-jd1@...> wrote:

    >

    > ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely

    > empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and

    > we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to

    > keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?

    >










  5. #5
    jewelsglosenger
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    Do you have a microwave? Fill socks with rice and knot them and

    microwave them for 45-1 minute and use them to help keep everyone

    warm. Put blankets over the windows and keep all doors closed in rooms

    you aren't using. Light some candles around the house and use as light

    instead of turning on some lights for added warmth.



    Julie





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "maria" <secretwindow-jd1@...> wrote:

    >

    > ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely

    > empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and

    > we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to

    > keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?

    >










  6. #6
    Sheri
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    Not trying to be judgemental but hopefully you are using a library

    computer... I can't forsee paying for my internet service before my heat

    source. May be a good time to rework the budget also.



    Candles emit heat.... if you have any kerosene lamps or heaters, those

    work well... do you need gas to do baking? If not make some baked

    potatoes and then leave the oven door open. And actually... the less

    clothes and more skin contact you can have, the better. I know this

    may not be ideal with teenagers, but if you have small kids... this

    would work o.k. Call your local agencies and see what you can do for help.



    Sheri



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    is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." A.A. Milne







    maria wrote:

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    > ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely

    > empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and

    > we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to

    > keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?

    >

    >








  7. #7
    armstrca
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    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="803100816-26022007">Where are you? If you are in an area affected by the cold, I know there are resources that will give you some fuel so you won't freeze.
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="803100816-26022007">Also, call your local gas company and see if they have any resources.







    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of maria
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    ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?



  8. #8
    E Jackson
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    I live in Massachusetts and there are programs that assist people with oil delivery -- free tank of oil. I could sure use free oil but I know there are some people that are on their last dime so I don't apply for free ... But I would suggest you go to the local agencies and let them know your situation. Bets freezing and if you have children in that house someone may report your situation to DSS. I would not play with such a situation since you are in a dangerour situation. umm - assuming you are going to have to cut out lots of conveniences to make it work -- like cell phone / internet/ cable ....

    kc collin <freebirdspal@yahoo.com> wrote: Get some tension curtain rods and blankets and hang them in the doorways to block off rooms...plan to live in two rooms,,kitchen and living or family room....then do some of your baking and cooking for the week and that heats the kitchen. Get one of those radiant heaters....fire it up and get warm. hope that helps...you can put window quilts over your windows too..or you can put plastic on them with duct tape...good luck

    maria <secretwindow-jd1@sbcglobal.net> wrote: ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely
    empty,I couldn't afford the gas
    payment,so now my furnace is off,and
    we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to
    keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?


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  9. #9
    Kathy Caputo
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    Also try the local Red Cross & Salvation Army.....I've gotten help from both

    these agencies in tough times! Good luck!! Kath





    >--- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "maria" <secretwindow-jd1@...> wrote:

    > >

    > > ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely

    > > empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and

    > > we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to

    > > keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?






  10. #10
    E Jackson
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    this is where friends come in

    keep the water running in the tub and in the kitchen sink to keep pipes from

    freezing



    pack up and go stay with friends



    this is where you will discover who is really your friend or if family really

    cares.



    Don't be too proud of we will be reading of you in the paper.



    Ask for help since there are people that have money in the bank and are taking

    handouts whenever they can -- that is something I am not tolerant of



    if you need the help someone's heart will be moved and God will guide them to

    help you



    I will say a prayer for your family





    maria wrote:

    >

    > ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely

    > empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and

    > we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to

    > keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?






  11. #11
    kimmi muterspaugh
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    Gas and electric companies are Not heartless businesses. They are willing and have the resources to help out those who will say that they need help. Alot of people do not know that if they are OVER income for the local energy assistance agencies to help them that if they tell their gas company about their problems paying the bill that most of them have an account that has money for the "over income" customers. The company that I work for does a one time a year, $200.00 credit for those who fall in the gap of being over income for assistance in other areas but yet dont make enough to comfortably pay their heating bills. There are also lots of local agencies that will and can assist. The main thing is, when $$ is tight, dont be afraid or too proud to ask for help. And once the help is offered, don't take advantage of it. I see so many times where someone will
    call in for a payment agreement or extension and then never make a payment. So we have to act a month or 2 later and disconnect their services and they turn around and try to make us out the bad man in the situation. If you make an arrangement, stick to it. If you cant, call us. Don't just let the payments go unmade. Sorry so long winded, and I did contact the woman who was having a heating issue outside of the group post to offer her some suggestions. She is in the same boat as myself and heats with propane. That industry is a bit different than the natural gas one but they might also be willing to work with customers if they are told that there is a problem in the house hold.

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  12. #12
    Dorothy Columbro
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    iF YOU HAVE KIDS, THE DEPT OF FAMILY & CHILDRENS SERVICES ALSO HELPS.

    ALSO CHECK WITH LOCAL LARGE CHURCHES......WE'LL ALL PRAY FOR SOMEONE TO HELP

    YOU.....DOTTIE









    maria wrote:

    >

    > ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely

    > empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and

    > we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to

    > keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?












  13. #13
    samanthajosmom_12
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    -do you have church near by your home? our church has a emrgency

    shelter budget where families in need can get gas or their electric

    turned on or food items. just a thought. i hope you will get your

    gas turned on soon .

    sue



    -- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "maria"

    <secretwindow-jd1@...> wrote:

    >

    > ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely

    > empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and

    > we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to

    > keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?

    >










  14. #14
    goldenkeyauto
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    I read all the post's about getting help with keeping your house

    warm... I am wondering what your outcome was. How did you get help?

    Did you get help? Please let us know. God Bless you.



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "maria" <secretwindow-jd1@...> wrote:

    >

    > ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely

    > empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and

    > we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to

    > keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?

    >










  15. #15
    troy ray
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    insulate your doors and windows with plastic or blankets if you have a fire

    place keep the wood burning that a big plus.





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "maria" <secretwindow-jd1@...> wrote:

    >

    > ok woke up this morning and found out that my gas tank is completely

    > empty,I couldn't afford the gas payment,so now my furnace is off,and

    > we are cold!! I hae a hot plate to cook on but any ideas on how to

    > keep warm until I get money to pay the gas for refill?






 

 

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