It seems a few of us are having problems with our bills this month. Mine revolves around my electric bill. Normally, my bills hover around $95 during the summer months - I'm a severe cheap skate, I always keep my thermostat high, and turn off the A/C on those rare days when it's cool enough to open the windows. Last month, my bill was very low: only $53. This month, it's $311! That's 6 times what it was last month, and 3 times what it was this time last year. What the hell? Now, I know that fuel charges have increased, as the natural gas used to generate the electricity has gone up, but still - triple my normal bill? I read the meter, and it seems like it was read correctly, so I don't understand why my bill is so high. According to my energy use history, I've averaged about 500 kilowatt hours per month over the last year, yet this month my bill states that I've used 1980 kWh. The only thing that has changed is that I've brought my bass amp inside (it previously lived in the trunk of my car, since I was gigging so much). I seriously doubt that a little bit of playing at home would use an extra 1500 kWh. Is there anything I'm missing here? TB electricians - help? I'm going to fight this. I'm trying to move out of this godforsaken place, and I can't afford to be throwing money away the day before my move. This sucks.