Friday, September 29, 2006

No Brain = No Worries

Back to our utilities, we have a gas bill for the stove and water heater, electric bill and 2 phone lines. The gas and both phone lines are in Bob's name, the electric is in my name. We originally split everything in half.......that was until Bob turned into a total zombie.

For the past 2 years, Bob no longer acknowledges utility bills. I now just pay the electric each month. The phone and gas bills are stacked up on the mail table in our hallway, all unopened. Once in a while I'll open one. We have been getting a shut-off notice each month, for the past 12 months, from the gas co. They never shut if off though. The bill is now at approx. $1,000.00.

The phone bills sit unopened along with the gas bills. Our phone has been shut off 4 times, each time Bob runs out and pays the minimum amount to turn it back on. Bob likes to sit on his ass in front of his computer all day reading and spacing out, so this he's willing to pay for.

Bob's computer is on 24 hrs a day/7 days a week/365 days a year, he never turns it off....He uses an electric blanket in the winter. This is also left on 24/7. When Bob was working, I had to go into his room each morning to shut everything off. Our oven is usually on for about 4-5 hours each day to cook Bob's dinner. About half the time, he forgets to turn it off so it's left on all night. Our monthly gas bill is usually between $70 - $80 /month. A normal gas bill would be $30 - $40 monthly, but then Bob isn't normal.

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