Price of “juice”

The price of “juice”, electricity, in Southern Utah is on the rise. Our electric bill shows 24 month of usage and follows a seasonal sine wave shape, highest in January/February for heating and again in July/August for cooling. It is lowest when we turn the system off in spring and fall. I just received a low point bill which used to be between $50 and $60. It was $85, an increase of $25 to $35. Our bill in summer is usually twice what it is in winter because cooling is more expensive for us than heating in an all-electric system. We will increase our budget for electricity in the future at the same time we are budgeting more for food.

My wife has started a new, all natural food diet and we have had to increase our food budget because natural foods are more expensive than the other kind. We eat well, but we were struggling to stay within our budget as food prices are increasing rapidly. We used to shop for groceries together, but my wife complained about my impulse purchases, so we have stopped grocery shopping together. Now we split our grocery budget, 2/3 for her and 1/3 for me. She shops for groceries in the stores, and I shop online and at Costco. This system works well for us. I have noticed that the price of groceries has increased by a factor of 10 since we moved to California in 1965. Then we could feed four adults for $18/week. Now it costs $180/week to feed two adults and 2 cats.

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