Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bills, bills, bills

The good news is that the nonsense surrounding my latest gas bill has now been cleared up. They've issued me with a revised bill, and although it is considerably higher than the amount they were first charging, that was something I was expecting. There still remains the oddity that each time they give me a discount for paying by monthly direct debit, and yet each month they fail to take the money from my account by direct debit.

Anyway, with a bit of luck I won't be paying a gas bill for much longer - one of the things I'm looking for in an appartment is electric heating (although gas isn't an absolute deal-breaker).

I also received my electricity bill this month, which was somewhat lower than I'd expected. Having paid this off, I then got in touch with them, and arranged a monthly direct debit so that I don't need to worry about this again. I wonder if they will actually manage to take the money we agreed.

Of course, a consequence of all this bill-paying is that I'm now broke. Guess I'll have to lay off on buying any silly hats for a while.


Kezzie said...

You need silly hats? I've got plenty! Would a nice turquoise felt hat in 70's style suit you? Or a natty little black number with fake red roses on top? Or perhaps a frivolous pink chiffon floaty one?

Steph/ven said...

Everyone needs silly hats!

My favourite is a white and black cowboy hat. I rarely get to wear it, but when I do it is very silly indeed.