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I am so cheap I got audited by the electric company has that ever happened to anyone else before?

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Just about yes.

When moving from an apartment some years ago I called in my meter reading. The powere company disputed ny reading, saying to me 'Nobody uses that little electricity.'

I had to wait all day to admit a meter reader, who verified my figures.

In the 10 years following, I almost always have had a credit with the electric provider as they estimate my usasge at around twice my actual consumption.

Recently had a wireless meter installed which has solved that problem.

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[quote=FrankJBN]Just about yes. When moving from an apartment some years ago I called in my meter reading. The powere company disputed ny reading, saying to me 'Nobody uses that little electricity.' I had to wait all day to admit a meter reader, who verified my figures. In the 10 years following, I almost always have had a credit with the electric provider as they estimate my usasge at around twice my actual consumption. Recently had a wireless meter installed which has solved that problem.[/quote] good to hear that you solved your problem.

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YES! This just happened to me. I got a letter from APS saying that I was using so little electricity that they thought the meter must be broken.

I let them know I was on vacation for that month and turned the house off at the breaker.

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Unfortunately, we have the opposite problem. We use exorbitant amounts of electricity. It would be our civic duty to consider installing solar panels.

My extreme frugal confession? Re-gifting. I often get really nice gifts and think, "Oh, this is so nice. It would be a great gift for so and so." My family gets so mad at me. They think I don't believe I am worth a nice gift but that isn't it. I would just rather see someone else enjoying it because otherwise, it would just sit in a drawer in my house. The joy was in the receiving of good will. I received it and now would enjoy passing it on.

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My newest confession: did you know you can use a paper towel, let it dry, and reuse it? For wiping off clean dishes, or for wiping the spots off your sink after use; things like that. I hate using paper towels, but I have some in this new place, and not a lot of dish towels yet...so have been experimenting to see how often a paper towel can be reused.

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In my experimentation of used paper towels, it seems the secret is in reusing the ones that don't get dirty of ripped in the first use. Stuff that just wiped up water or lemon pledge or windex works fine in reuse.

Note - best to reuse the lemon pledge ones for more lemon pledge using.

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Another confession; i get all my paper clips off the sidewalk. they are everywhere, once you start noticing them. near banks, school parking lots, by ATMs, in front of offices. and when i get a stack of things with a paper clip on them, i toss the clip in the little jar i keep such things in.

rubber bands too.

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My husband's students give him their assignments on loose sheets of paper, then he grades them and puts a paper clip on. I keep telling him to stop buying paperclips to give away. If the college can't provide them the students should buy their own. But he keeps on buying them and he gets through hundreds of the things every semester. I'm going to start checking the streets for paperclips!

He buys his own whiteboard pens too.

I don't care how cheap these things are, he shouldn't have to buy them himself.


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Agreed, he shouldn't be giving office supplies to everyone. Can he move to stapling?

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