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I didn't pay the bill, so they turned it off

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My heat is off and it's like 20 degrees out. My DD is 2 years old. She needs to be warm.

So, I have my oven set to 500 and left open. I am hoping it'll warm up the house. Is this a bad idea? How much electricity does that use? I can't really afford too much.

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 14 on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:37 PM

 Are you kidding me?  Blame everyone else other than yourself, I love how so many in this country are these days.

Nothing is my fault, woe is me.  Excuse after excuse.

It is YOUR fault you couldn't pay your bill, you KNEW it was going to get shut off.  They do NOT shut off w/ONE missed payment, then they give you a WARNING and then you get a 10 day SHUT OFF NOTICE.

You had plenty of time to figure this out!


Quoting Anonymous:

It's not mine. It's the damn heat company for being fucking expensive. Nobody can afford this shit.

Quoting jillbailey26:

Then who is at fault?

Quoting Anonymous:

No it is not neglect. It's not my fault that I didn't have enough money to spend on all of our neccessities.

Quoting Anonymous:

Yes you do. You didnt pay a bill so now you have no heat. Its called neglect.

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm not abusing my child. I just couldn't pay the bill. I do not deserve to have CPS on me.

Quoting Anonymous:

I hope CPS is called on you. Pay your bills. And yes its dangerous to do what you are.



Quoting Anonymous:

My heat is off and it's like 20 degrees out. My DD is 2 years old. She needs to be warm.

So, I have my oven set to 500 and left open. I am hoping it'll warm up the house. Is this a bad idea? How much electricity does that use? I can't really afford too much.

 

 


 


 

laranadtony
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:37 PM


Quoting FooLynRoo:


Me either, lots of sad memories associated with that smell, but my mother did what she could.


Quoting laranadtony:


Quoting FooLynRoo:

I didn't have heat or power growing up it wasn't neglect it was poverty.

We used kerosene heaters

OH GOD! I hated those. I still can't stand the smell of kerosene or white gas to this day!



Yeah.  I only know them because of my dad's sheet metal shop but I do know some people use them in the house.

When we lived with momma, we never had heat. Buying kerosene would have cut in on her partying, so we did not even have kerosene heaters and sometimes no electricity.

Now I can honestly say that for what she had been through in her lifetime, she did the best she could....I could not say that a year ago or even 6 months ago.

Don't sweat the petty things;Don't pet the sweaty things!

MicheleJM
by Phoenix on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:37 PM

 Personally while OP has issues she needs to address I don't find this CPS worthy.  the house I grew up in didn't have central heat for several years.  We got by with space heaters and such.  It didn't get as cold as 20 but it could get to freezing.


Quoting Anonymous:

Go back and read. I do not pay for my phone. OIt's paid by my job

Quoting jillbailey26:

Your phone is not more important than heat in the winter.

Quoting Anonymous:

How do you know I don't work or even have internet at home? I have a phone. Want me to get rid of that? Do I not deserve that because I couldn't pay the heat?

Quoting Anonymous:

Yes it is. Your the parent. You are supposed to provide for your kids. How about getting off CM and getting a job? Turn off your internet. Sell your phone. Do what you need to do to provide for your child.

Quoting Anonymous:

No it is not neglect. It's not my fault that I didn't have enough money to spend on all of our neccessities.

Quoting Anonymous:

Yes you do. You didnt pay a bill so now you have no heat. Its called neglect.



Quoting Anonymous:

I'm not abusing my child. I just couldn't pay the bill. I do not deserve to have CPS on me.

Quoting Anonymous:

I hope CPS is called on you. Pay your bills. And yes its dangerous to do what you are.





Quoting Anonymous:

My heat is off and it's like 20 degrees out. My DD is 2 years old. She needs to be warm.

So, I have my oven set to 500 and left open. I am hoping it'll warm up the house. Is this a bad idea? How much electricity does that use? I can't really afford too much.

 

 

 


 


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 17 on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:37 PM

I realize that, I was just dumbfounded that she didn't know what it was.

Quoting TTC2Long:

Uhm. Not that I'm defending her, but her stove is electric, not gas. They won't get carbon monoxide poisoning from an electric stove.

Quoting Anonymous:

You have NEVER heard of carbon monoxide before? How old are you? Plus, the fact that you said you decided to just skip your heat bill...any normal, smart person would skip their tv/phone/internet or something else besides their heat bill in the middle of winter. That's why I think you're a troll. :)

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm a troll because I don't know wtf carbon monoxise is? I bet you lots of people don't know wtf that is.

Quoting Anonymous:

I was going to come in here and defend you but, now I realize you're a troll.

Quoting Anonymous:

WTF is that??????

Quoting Anonymous:

Carbon Monoxide.






jillbailey26
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:37 PM

I responded before I got to that reply.  Either way, you need to get the bill paid.  

Quoting Anonymous:

Go back and read. I do not pay for my phone. OIt's paid by my job

Quoting jillbailey26:

Your phone is not more important than heat in the winter.

Quoting Anonymous:

How do you know I don't work or even have internet at home? I have a phone. Want me to get rid of that? Do I not deserve that because I couldn't pay the heat?

Quoting Anonymous:

Yes it is. Your the parent. You are supposed to provide for your kids. How about getting off CM and getting a job? Turn off your internet. Sell your phone. Do what you need to do to provide for your child.

Quoting Anonymous:

No it is not neglect. It's not my fault that I didn't have enough money to spend on all of our neccessities.

Quoting Anonymous:

Yes you do. You didnt pay a bill so now you have no heat. Its called neglect.



Quoting Anonymous:

I'm not abusing my child. I just couldn't pay the bill. I do not deserve to have CPS on me.

Quoting Anonymous:

I hope CPS is called on you. Pay your bills. And yes its dangerous to do what you are.





Quoting Anonymous:

My heat is off and it's like 20 degrees out. My DD is 2 years old. She needs to be warm.

So, I have my oven set to 500 and left open. I am hoping it'll warm up the house. Is this a bad idea? How much electricity does that use? I can't really afford too much.








"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

Anonymous
by Anonymous 27 on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Haha. Troll. They can't turn off a utility related to your heat source between November and March in most states. 

Luna091306
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:37 PM

 Oh, and if it's an electric stove then it is perfectly fine to use the oven for heat. It may make your bill run a little high.

FooLynRoo
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:38 PM


That's true she did what she could. I never had a house phone until after she died and I moved out.

but we had power by that time.. we were only without electric for about 4 years. but we never had heat.


Quoting Anonymous:

But your mother did what she did to keep you warm. This lady is to busy on here whinging and blaming everyone but herself rather then going out and getting some space heaters.

Quoting FooLynRoo:


Me either, lots of sad memories associated with that smell, but my mother did what she could.



Quoting laranadtony:


Quoting FooLynRoo:

I didn't have heat or power growing up it wasn't neglect it was poverty.

We used kerosene heaters

OH GOD! I hated those. I still can't stand the smell of kerosene or white gas to this day!






laranadtony
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:38 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

Or have a well and when it is cold as hell outside the pipes freeze if you don't leave water running. Shit when out lights went out everything but our gas stove did. We lived with that on


Quoting Anonymous:

I was the same way when people didn't understand that when people had wells and they lose their electricity they also lose water, which in turn means you can't flush your toilet. Lol!

Different post though


Quoting laranadtony:

I am over here rolling at the moms that don't know what gas heat is or that an oven can be electric! LMAO! Oh God! I am going to give myself an aneurysm.





Those damned pumps will freeze too. The newer ones might not...

Don't sweat the petty things;Don't pet the sweaty things!

Luna091306
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:38 PM

 Yes they can! I've had in happen to me before in the great state of Oklahoma. It was freezing!

Quoting Anonymous:

Haha. Troll. They can't turn off a utility related to your heat source between November and March in most states. 

 

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