Thursday, May 1, 2008

May Day

Ahh, the 1st of May....What does it bring to your mind? Visions of cute little girls in pastel dresses, with wreaths of flowers on their heads, dancing gaily around a Maypole??

Me?
Time-of-Use-Plan

May 1st is the delightful time of year when our electricity doubles in cost and time-of-use-plan means that electricity costs triple between the hours of 1 PM through 8 PM. So.....pool pumps must shut off at 12:59, all washing and drying must cease at 12:59, lights and extraneous appliances go OFF....all except the beloved AC which must then crank it up a notch to keep us cool during the sweltering summer afternoons....This ritual continues until Nov. 1st when we breathe a sigh of relief and let the washing and drying all day begin anew.......


On a happier note....


First Harvest of Green Beans..

Now I shall spend the rest of the day trying to come up with some meal which includes these delightful vegies and create horror in the hearts of my teenagers!

6 comments:

John Taylor Family said...

I don't miss the time of use plan in AZ at all...sorry!

The vegi's look great!

Allyson said...

Yeah we don't use that plan....too lazy I guess....do you feel it saves you lots or are you just helping to conserve are energy resources???

Hero said...

Well, I for one, LOVE your green beans, Mom!!

Oh, and doesn't the first of May remind you of someone's approaching b-day?? :)

Suzie said...

wow. you are not in Kansas anymore.

laura vegas said...

i've never heard of such a thing ... having to pay more to do your laundry during the day?!?! lol! i'm not awake enough to do it in the morning ... and too tired to do it at night. lol!

Merrianne said...

yummmm...those green beans look good!

oh yes....i remember when we lived in AZ and we had to go by the "PLAN".

Best of luck with your bills!