Larry, thanks for your compliments that show how little you know.
First, I have to wash clothes every day. It is just a part of having a family. I cant just throw a load of clothes to dry over night because the dryer provided by our wonderful housing warehouse has a timer that does not work! I have tried to get them to fix it or replace it for 2 years now with no luck. It will run and continue to run, using both gas and electricity, until someone manually shuts it off.
I do hang dry things, unfortunately most of that just smells like dirty naples and with my daughters allergies and severe skin issues, i can not hang her clothes out. they have to be washed in special detergent and dried with out dyes or frangrences. Otherwise she itches, and her skin gets infected. yes we are seeing the doctors here every month, she is on 10 different medications. But thanks for being so understanding that some people have medical issues to deal with.
We do not use the air conditioner except at night, and we only cool 2 rooms of the house. We use fans and open the windows just like anyone else.
Our bill was still $700 last month even though I know we do not use this much electricity. But complaining about it to the NEX does nothing, we have tried that. We have tried to read our own meters but we still are having bills that entirely are too high.
In the states, we never used more than $150 a month and that was running AC all the timein a 2k sq ft house, in Florida. So no we do not "waste" energy. They friggin charge you way too much.
And no, i will not move on base. That place is full of issues and I much prefer my quiet, private, safe life on base. I will move back to the states before I move to that place.
Its not an issue of "cant afford to live off base" Its more of an issue of being taken advantage of because we are American living here., I know there is now way we are using 700 800 and yes 1200 dollars worth of electricity. We have NEVER in our lives used that kind of electricity.
Its funny how one month our bill is 150 or 200 and the next month it jumps up to 700 or 800 with no change in how we use energy.
Maybe you should just learn to read something and and keep quiet if you dont know the whole story or maybe ask why this is a concern for some instead of being so condescending and acting like you are so perfect.
For your information, we pay all our bills on time and have two savings accounts that we save to every month. I find it a problem however, that every month the electicity charge is different and bounces around in range. I can not predict it from month to month. That creates havoc in my budget (yes FYI we do have one) and spending 1400 on two bills in one month does not make me happy. Sorry if YOU love to give away your money for no reason.
Also funny how the telephone bill, in the landlords name, never changes in price. I just paid that bill today and I can tell you the EXACT amount it will be next bill as well. And yes, she gives me the bill and I pay it at the post office so I do know and see that bill.
get off your high horse Larry.