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FU$* MY GAS COMPANY ITS 30 DEGREES! update with question

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I recently moved to a new house , dh and i were staying at my parents house when our lease ran up saving to rent something bigger , meanwhile i was getting alot of help and and insight in caring for my first newborn from my mother, fast forward to 6 months later, we move dh loses his job (gets laid off from a construction company) one month after us signing the lease ,and i just returned to work from a unpaid maternity leave (my leave was a total of 6 months 3 paid last three unpaid). when we moved in it was under the plan that dh would also be working and we would have a combined income which would have been more than enough for us to pay bills and keep a roof over our head, even have money for mini vacations throughout the year.

well to get the gas on the deposit was 200.00 the electric deposit 250.00 rent and down deposit 1800.00 i paid this because i had 2k saved from the first three months of (paid maternity leave) dh spent 2k that he saved and furnished the whole house.

well when the gas bill came it was 275.00 - but since dh lost his job and rent was just paid i couldnt afford the full 275 so i paid 100.00 , then this month the bill comes again and its 500.00! dont ask me how this got so high i really dont know, were only home at night through the week and the heat is left at 71 degrees on automatic!

well this month is so tough , i had to pay rent 900.00 electric-100.00 (and misc things like gas for two weeks 75 bucks, netflix (we dont have cable) 8.00 , food, 100.00 , and pretty expensive bills from the hospital. (i was put on bed rest for a month there 20k delivery 1800, and my dd nicu stay for a month 200k my insurance is 80 percent coverage so i have to pay 20 percent of all of this so im on a monthly plan. so yes thats over 40k i am in with bills.

so dh and i reached out to 3 different charity groups who help pay your bill. this morning was our appointment to meet with them and hopefully get assistance, BUT our gas company gave us a disconnection notice the day before yesterday, we called them on Tues. explaining the assistance well be getting and that we have a 6month old so if they could just hold off for alittle longer, we also offered to make a 100.00 payment. but last night they cut us off! and its 30 degrees outside. were freezing and now we cant get the help from the charity because they said that they can only put us in the program if the gas is NOT disconnected :/ so i say fuck you gas company, heartless motherfuckers!


ok quick question and PLEASE do not tell me that im dumb or slow or whatever this just dawned on me since so many of you are saying 71 degrees is to high and warm, it literally is not that warm in here when we live it at that temp and when we get home at nights we have to actually put it up to 73 74 degrees for about twenty minutes to jump start the hit. BUT i rememeber a while back my mom and dad pointed out that all of my windows have condensation on them, you know the misty fog on the windows and they said "thats escaping heat that is making the windows wet." could that be the reason for the lack of warmth in the house and the bill being so high??

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 23 on Mar. 29, 2013 at 1:32 AM
I know how ya feel. while we've been blessed enough to never have it actually shut off, it's been in shutoff notice status more times than not in the winter :(
and our fucking house does NOT hold heat. at all. the LOWEST bill I've gotten this winter is 250. sigh. our heat in December/January has to be set on 78-80 to even make our house LIVEABLE. that's still hoodies/sweats/socks/ slippers.
in fact, I just paid 502.34 today. because on top of all that shit, they keep fucking our bills up and undercharging us, then send me a huge bill three months later. it's fantastic. I then have to scramble to find the fucking money.
ugh sorry my own little rant.
i know it sucks. it will get better!
mattiehatter
by Mary on Mar. 29, 2013 at 1:40 AM
You can also put up thick blankets over the windows to help with keeping some of the heat in. We have to do that during the winter because the draft from three windows is awful.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 24 on Mar. 29, 2013 at 1:41 AM
Obviously not your dh...


Quoting Anonymous:

Not everyone gets disability. Some of us have to work.



Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Everyone has bills to pay, even the gas company.  You got to pay!


thickmamaof2
by Gold Member on Mar. 29, 2013 at 1:48 AM
Your house is heated up by gas? We have gas and all it does is give us hot water and a stove to cook on. Our bill is only 14.00 a month. I'm sorry your going through a rough patch. I am to. It really sucks but you can get through it!
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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 29, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Do you have electric heaters to use??

I keep my heat at 85-90 degrees at all times and my gas bill is only around 100-120 a month. The gas is for the hot water, cooking gas and heat.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 17 on Mar. 29, 2013 at 1:56 AM
I'm not OP.

Quoting Anonymous:

Obviously not your dh...




Quoting Anonymous:

Not everyone gets disability. Some of us have to work.





Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Everyone has bills to pay, even the gas company.  You got to pay!


Anonymous
by Anonymous 17 on Mar. 29, 2013 at 1:57 AM
So "Christian" of you :)

Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Well I've had MS my whole life, so I don't think so.....but there's still time for you!


Quoting Anonymous:

Maybe it was karma for you.


Quoting Dzyre1115:


 I wish for you, what bothers you about me ;)



Quoting Anonymous:

LOL jealous.....



Quoting Dzyre1115:



 You don't just get disability, I worked 20 years and paid my taxes and my bills.   Don't be jealous of my disability, I'll trade you any day!  Better yet, maybe Karma will make the trade for us!




Quoting Anonymous:

Not everyone gets disability. Some of us have to work.




Quoting Dzyre1115:




 Everyone has bills to pay, even the gas company.  You got to pay!




 



 


 

Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Mar. 29, 2013 at 7:50 AM

 If you can't take it.........

Quoting Anonymous:

So "Christian" of you :)

Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Well I've had MS my whole life, so I don't think so.....but there's still time for you!


Quoting Anonymous:

Maybe it was karma for you.


Quoting Dzyre1115:


 I wish for you, what bothers you about me ;)



Quoting Anonymous:

LOL jealous.....



Quoting Dzyre1115:



 You don't just get disability, I worked 20 years and paid my taxes and my bills.   Don't be jealous of my disability, I'll trade you any day!  Better yet, maybe Karma will make the trade for us!




Quoting Anonymous:

Not everyone gets disability. Some of us have to work.




Quoting Dzyre1115:




 Everyone has bills to pay, even the gas company.  You got to pay!




 



 


 

 

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