Yesterday was National Hanging Out Day and I’m pretty sure only me, Carmen and twenty other people in the country knew it, but we celebrated none the less. NHOD is a day when all hippies and people with broken dryers and cheap husbands hang their clothes on a clothes line to take a stand against power hogging dryers. Yes, it has been two months now since our dryer died and I have yet to replace it. Before you all start filling the comment section with “poor Carmen” messages, I do the laundry in the house. Yes, I do and have always done the laundry in our house.
Just to give you an idea how much energy we’ve saved by not replacing our dryer, check out this chart. It shows the last two years energy used by our house on a month to month basis.
That’s right. Our bill for the month of March was $47. $47!!! It means we’ve cut $40 off one of our monthly bills, and our old dryer was highly inefficient. I will be adding a few racks to expand drying capacity, and a spin dryer in the next few weeks, but I feeling pretty good about this whole exercise. Forget the “environmental benefits”, I’m only concerned with the financial benefits. What started out as our inadvertent week in green, has turned into a new way of life.
A little about me: My name is Frank Barrett. I am a husband to an awesome wife, father of two great sons, a Freemason, Scoutmaster, proud former member of the 1-168th INF, and a woodworker. I enjoy cycling, fishing, writing and making people laugh. By day I am a mild-mannered IT Manager.