Today the meter reader comes.
I looked up the method to read our five-dial electric meter, and if my reading is right, we'll come in at least 25 percent below last year's electric usage for this month. That will mean a savings of near $70 or more on the bill, which should arrive about the 20th.
Now we're talking. It's been warm all of August so far and screaming hot the past four days, with several more top temperatures expected this week.
If I'm reading it wrong, the things we've done have actually raised our energy usage over last year's, and I can't believe that.
UPDATE: At 1:48 p.m., our thermometer is showing 103F.