Monday, October 29, 2007

Electricity Challenge - Update 8

I think I may have *made it* when it comes to being a TRUE farming woman. This morning I went out to read the electricity meter wearing my flannel jammies (which my SIL's inform me are "passion killers" LOL), socks and thongs. :-) DH told me I look like the shearers when they rock up. Apparently it's quite common for them to turn up wearing socks with thongs (they have moccasin's they change into once inside the shed). So I've got the "country" look happenin'. LOL. No, the shearer's don't rock up in their jammies! I would have taken a photo to show you but I hadn't done my hair yet. LOL. I still have to maintain *some* sense of dignity.

Yeah, we do live out in the middle of nowhere BUT we also live on a main highway so it was a bit of a *risk*. Not enough to get me changing before I went out to read the meter though.

So, now I've scared you all away with that ghastly image, I should get down to the business of the day.

We did okay this week. Our average daily usage came out at 16.01.

I need to figure out how to do one of those snazzy little graph thingy's so I can show you our overall progress throughout the challenge (not that it's over yet).

I'm particularly happy with that figure as:

1. We've been home ALL week (well the kids have had school but we haven't been away at all).
2. I've had some extra loads of washing due to being away last weekend.
3. We had a couple of days of shearing which means electricity use in the shed PLUS extra cooking PLUS the fridge in the shearing shed being opened numerous times.

So, all in all a good week. Depsite inclement weather we haven't yet had to resort to using the tumble dryer. They're forecasting a cool, wet week this week as well so we'll see how we go with that this week.

Hot water usage was 0.68 average for the week. Up a little on last week's 0.0 average due to the inclement weather (had to use electricity boost).

I want to delve into the laundry for my electricity audit this week. That should be interesting.


Precious_1 said...

thats a pretty good result! Well done!

lightening said...

Thanks Precious. :-)