Some days I can't fix my own "STUPID"

Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior MemberPosts: 1,583 Senior Member
Today my full fledged stupid showed up...again! Go to the mail box to get the mail. The ranch electric bill has come in and I have a a negative -$874.00 balance. Called to see why they we're being so generous. Nope they're not being generous a bit but thanked me for the $950.00 payment last month. Oops, guess I put one too many zero's on the end! She giggled with me and said if I try real hard I may not have to make a payment for another year!

Now if I can only find my STUPID shirt!
Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

John 3: 1-21

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Well, look at the bright side......you got prepaid juice you can use up.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,577 Senior Member
    "Here's your sign!"

    I hate when crap like that happens...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • SargeSarge Member Posts: 324 Member
    That's okay, don't feel bad! I got a letter from the New York DMV that I had used a toll road in NY and that I owed them a fine of $1.85! They had this paper with a black and white, barely legible truck, with a license plate that might have read X-9896... Well I called them to sort it out and the lady on the phone tells me "Wow! That's an awful picture!" Yeah, no ! But she took the fine off, cleared me up, and sent it over to someone else to get it straightened out.
    Pain is okay. Puking is okay. Fear is okay. Falling is okay. Crawling is okay. Failure is okay. Quitting is not.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,728 Senior Member
    Hmmmm, I am beginning to see a pattern here.

    First you look for gun you you have stored at someone else place and find out that you sold it by mistake, then you find another gun that you thought you had sold, but you hadnt............now you pay for your power 10X over.

    I would like to come and visit and borrow a couple of firearms if I may............I reckon that after 6 months they might have a permanent home Lol.

    Only problem is that with my memory I would probably give them back to cpj.............:rotflmao:

    I paid my cellphone bill 3 times in one month about 6 mths ago............pressed the wrong button while I was doing my telephone banking. Got a nice ph call from the young lady at my service provider.........................Cant for the life of me remember her name though.............:bang:
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,412 Senior Member
    Several years ago, we had an electric company that LOVED to disconnect service if a bill payment was even one day late. Of course, they had a hefty reconnect fee! One month Mary and I both sent checks to pay the same bill. We were working different shifts, and just failed to communicate about paying the bill. I went to the electric company office to get a refund. Nope- - - -"We will just credit next month's bill!" "How much interest are you going to pay me for holding onto my money for a month?" The discussion went on for several minutes, with me demanding a refund and not accepting any of their excuses, while the line of people behind me waiting to pay their bills got longer, and louder- - - -except all of them were on my side! Faced with almost a mob scene, they finally relented and wrote me a refund check!
    :devil:
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,967 Senior Member
    At lest you did not get an overdraft at the bank.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    At lest you did not get an overdraft at the bank.

    Bingo!
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,577 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    At lest you did not get an overdraft at the bank.

    Now THAT puts it into perspective!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,583 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    At lest you did not get an overdraft at the bank.

    Very true! It's what happens when you're leaving for a two week business trip to Europe. Rushing to get the bills paid online before having to leaving for my flight and not fully paying attention!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,685 Senior Member
    I had a supplier that I deliberately sent over five times what my bill actually was. They sent me a bill for a .46 cent finance charge a few weeks after I paid my bill. I don't buy much from them and they normally don't send a statement if I don't have a balance but since I now have a two dollar credit, they spend .46 cents every month to tell me that I have a credit. That is the cost of the postage and what it cost to send me a bill for .46 cents.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,146 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    ........Nope they're not being generous a bit but thanked me for the $950.00 payment last month. Oops, guess I put one too many zero's on the end!..........

    Wow, only a $95.00 electric bill? I can only dream of electric bills that low. Here in the Florida summer I have to pay about $350 a month for electric, but that includes 2 air conditioning systems, 2 refrigerators and a freezer.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Wow, MMD them is some high bills.

    My last bill was $94.12 and highest since my new AC was $115.45. (Aug 10-Sept 10).

    Went down from $40-80 a month.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • SargeSarge Member Posts: 324 Member
    Our light bill hovers around $90, which isn't too bad. But $350!? Crapola man.
    Pain is okay. Puking is okay. Fear is okay. Falling is okay. Crawling is okay. Failure is okay. Quitting is not.
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 1,811 Senior Member
    Sarge wrote: »
    Our light bill hovers around $90, which isn't too bad. But $350!? Crapola man.

    Been paying over $300/MO all summer. Wife has to have the temp about 69-70 in the house.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,146 Senior Member
    It's much lower in winter months when we're not running air conditioning, but the bills are a killer during the summer months. Average is 225-275 Dec-May, and 275-350 June-October. Our house is 2600 sq. feet total with 2 air conditioning systems, 2 refrig's and a freezer. The reason for 2 air systems and 2 refrig's is my wife's son lives with us in an attached but self contained apartment.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    What is this "air conditioning" you all speak of? JK...I'm a licensed HVAC&R Tech...long story, but we don't use A/C at our house...no need

    1860 Victorian in the Poconos...stays cool enough with ceiling fans and open windows...winter is another story...3 cords of firewood and a few tanks of heating fuel. House stays around 70 all year.

    Electric is the freezers, well pump, a few lights and the oil furnace.
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,146 Senior Member
    roadking wrote: »
    What is this "air conditioning" you all speak of? JK...I'm a licensed HVAC&R Tech...long story, but we don't use A/C at our house...no need......

    Where I live in Florida the average summer daytime temperature is 94-97 degrees. At night it's generally over 80. I'd like to see you survive without some kind of cooling system in your home. People who were born and raised here don't usually use AC as much, but if you are northeastern transplants like us, it gets intolerable in the summer without the AC.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • SargeSarge Member Posts: 324 Member
    Where I live in Florida the average summer daytime temperature is 94-97 degrees. At night it's generally over 80. I'd like to see you survive without some kind of cooling system in your home. People who were born and raised here don't usually use AC as much, but if you are northeastern transplants like us, it gets intolerable in the summer without the AC.

    Older houses were designed to keep the residents cooler, since A/C hadn't been invented yet. Generally due to the increased air flow under the house, which drew the cooler air under the house up into the house.

    As far as we go, we usually burn wood in the winter time so we don't have to run the heat as much.
    Pain is okay. Puking is okay. Fear is okay. Falling is okay. Crawling is okay. Failure is okay. Quitting is not.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,146 Senior Member
    Sarge wrote: »
    Older houses were designed to keep the residents cooler, since A/C hadn't been invented yet. Generally due to the increased air flow under the house, which drew the cooler air under the house up into the house.

    As far as we go, we usually burn wood in the winter time so we don't have to run the heat as much.

    Yeah, houses built with floors raised off the ground on bricks or beams I suppose would be cooler, but no matter how the house was built I don't think there are too many, except in the poorest neighborhoods, that don't have AC here. My house is built on a concrete slab with concrete block and stucco exterior walls. For us the heat would be difficult to handle without the AC to keep us comfortable.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • SargeSarge Member Posts: 324 Member
    Yeah, houses built with floors raised off the ground on bricks or beams I suppose would be cooler, but no matter how the house was built I don't think there are too many, except in the poorest neighborhoods, that don't have AC here. My house is built on a concrete slab with concrete block and stucco exterior walls. For us the heat would be difficult to handle without the AC to keep us comfortable.

    Yeah, most definitely. Our house is like that. See for me, I've developed a rather large tolerance for the heat. I mean in the summer time, we're outside all day with recruits long sleeves and our cover which is not exactly the coolest thing in the world. Camel packs are your friend in our case!
    Pain is okay. Puking is okay. Fear is okay. Falling is okay. Crawling is okay. Failure is okay. Quitting is not.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,146 Senior Member
    Sarge wrote: »
    Yeah, most definitely. Our house is like that. See for me, I've developed a rather large tolerance for the heat. I mean in the summer time, we're outside all day with recruits long sleeves and our cover which is not exactly the coolest thing in the world. Camel packs are your friend in our case!

    Age may have something to do with it as well. We're in our 70's now, and when we moved here from NY while in mid 40's suddenly AC became much more important.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • SargeSarge Member Posts: 324 Member
    Age may have something to do with it as well. We're in our 70's now, and when we moved here from NY while in mid 40's suddenly AC became much more important.

    Age definitely plays a role.
    Pain is okay. Puking is okay. Fear is okay. Falling is okay. Crawling is okay. Failure is okay. Quitting is not.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,343 Senior Member
    Wow, only a $95.00 electric bill? I can only dream of electric bills that low. Here in the Florida summer I have to pay about $350 a month for electric, but that includes 2 air conditioning systems, 2 refrigerators and a freezer.
    When we lived in Las Vegas (with dual A/C units, as well), that's exactly what our summer bills would look like. In Ohio, even the bad months seldom break $130.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • SargeSarge Member Posts: 324 Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    When we lived in Las Vegas (with dual A/C units, as well), that's exactly what our summer bills would look like. In Ohio, even that bad months seldom break $130.

    A lot of it depends on climates, and living habits, too. We all have different habits, too.
    Pain is okay. Puking is okay. Fear is okay. Falling is okay. Crawling is okay. Failure is okay. Quitting is not.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,343 Senior Member
    True...I left out the part about liking to be able to age a deer carcass in my living room. :tooth:
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • SargeSarge Member Posts: 324 Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    True...I left out the part about liking to be able to age a deer carcass in my living room. :tooth:

    Hah! That reminds me though, some deer burgers would be great for supper one night this week.
    Pain is okay. Puking is okay. Fear is okay. Falling is okay. Crawling is okay. Failure is okay. Quitting is not.
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,583 Senior Member
    In north Central Texas where my ranch is summer temps run 103 to 108ish with 30% humidity. I push a $140.00 monthly electric bill. Having said that the ranch house is only 950' sq feet, has an ineffiencent AC unit and we're usually there for long weekends Fri thru Mon. Now that it's fall it will drop to around $60.00 or so.
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    I had my stupid last friday. We too the RV down to the coast to set up and leave it there for a couple months so we can go on weekends and holidays. Couldn't figure out why the living room A/C or either TV wouldn't work but everything else did. I spent almost 3 hours troubleshooting and checking wiring before I looked at the LED lights on the Plug at the pole and noticed one lug on the breaker was dead. Took the park maintenance 10 minuted to come and put me a new breaker in.
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,952 Senior Member
    Sarge wrote: »
    Our light bill hovers around $90, which isn't too bad. But $350!? Crapola man.

    We're also in the $180-$250 range most of the year. Florida heat is brutal because of the high humidity.

    Luis
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • SargeSarge Member Posts: 324 Member
    Jeeper wrote: »
    We're also in the $180-$250 range most of the year. Florida heat is brutal because of the high humidity.

    Luis

    And see even with us during the summertime, we both usually work during the day anyways. We leave it on say 75 or so for the doggies. But it's not as demanding as 68 or so.
    Pain is okay. Puking is okay. Fear is okay. Falling is okay. Crawling is okay. Failure is okay. Quitting is not.
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