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      Great job Krista!! This also taught your family about what you can do if
      you need to. To my husband that would just be “unacceptable” but to me it
      is “what I have to do”. We are also a one income family and my job is to
      save money for the family, which is what you did. Great job to the entire
      family. Now you can appriciate the 60*.
      Cindy in AL

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      My husband is very pleased with all I have done. We are a one income
      family. This past winter, they raised the price of fuel.. almost tripled.
      I insisted that the thermostat be set at 56*. We couldn’t afford to pay a
      huge bill.. so why create one? We all wore multiple layers of clothing and
      in the worst of the winter, we live by the lake, we all slept in one bedroom
      and then turned on a high
      efficient heater for 1 hour to warm the room, and then had I got up a half
      hour prior to everyone.. and turned it back on for a half hour. At the end
      of the “season” according to the stores, I was able to purchase electric
      blankets from $8-12 for double and queen sizes.
      These run for only pennies an hour.. and we only turned them on to heat our
      beds. Then we didnt need the spare heater. All in all, we kept the bill
      down, electric and gas remained under $250 a month. The energy company
      actually accused us of cheating!
      > Krista

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