Not enough that gas prices are keeping people from going to the cottage, now Manitoba Hydro has been ordered to raise the price for electricity by 5 percent by the Public Utilities Board.

This will mean maintenance cost for residences and cottages will rise some more. Everybody think again, before you put on that air conditioning before you go to the beach. I know its great to come back and have a place to cool off after a hot day, but this year that could prove to be expensive.

I have been thinking of putting a timer on my air conditoning. You know one of those cheap little gadgets that you can plug into your wall socket and then set start and end times for the appliance you plug into it. That way I can have the air con start just before I get back and it won’t be running the whole time. I guess it is also high time to get that roof insulated properly.

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