Bud Baker Posted December 2, 2011 Share Posted December 2, 2011 Good morning, everyone! It was 46 degrees and misting as I rode to work this morning. The strong north wind made it seem colder. If it dries up as expected this afternoon, then I'll likely ride an extra 10 miles on the way home, like I have every day this week. You know you could pick a significant birthday to rachet down the number of miles you continue to expect of yourself each year. I'm plotting how to cut down my work hours, not how to cut down my riding miles........LOL. Our new home is just 1150 square feet, and nice on utilities. Even though it's total electric, and we keep three computers and a wireless internet box turned on all the time, even with our brutal summer, our electric bill was never over $200. The window unit air conditioner we added to the master bedroom, so we could let the rest of the house get warmer at night in the summer, helped. Last month's bill was less than $100. I also became a cord cutter this year (google "cord cutter" if you don't know what that means). My high speed internet and Netflix together total less that $45 a month. With house, both vehicles, boats, and bikes all paid for, my living expenses are looking better for the piddly retirement income I'll soon be living on. I'll still need to change my shopping habits so that I'm buying less "stuff" when I retire, though. They're calling for a 90 percent chance of rain tomorrow, then turning cold with more rain on Sunday, so I'm glad I got some good riding miles during the week this week. It may be a weekend of vegging out with Netflix.......LOL. Have a great day, all! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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