- Cell phone bill: $55 for a month for 2 different phone numbers(we had this already but cut our home phone at old place)
- Gasoline for the lanterns, the small motor for getting water from the well pit, the lawn mower and the tractor for odd jobs: 5 gallons of gas (Lets say gas is $2.90 a gallon for an average as we paid that at the beginning of the month but gas is only $1.84 today here) So about $15- for the month (we could eliminate the motor on the windmill if we wanted to use a hand pump on the well. We could get a non-electric lawn mower as the Amish use but I think I am just fine with that $15)
- Propane for stove $24- for the month
Grand total about for the month: just shy of $95-
We had the heat from the wood stove minimally at 72 degrees too!
We will be able to eliminate the propane bill in the winter when we acquire the wood cook stove!
We are very happy with the $95- and felt we didn't miss out on a thing. I heated tons of water for baths, etc.
I JUST REMEMBERD I HAVE GONE TO THE LAUNDRY MAT TO DO WASH A FEW TIMES THIS MONTH. Did not use the dryer though: $30-
So $125 a month. We can eliminate the wash bill when we get that wash machine :)
I am still very happy with the amount of money we have saved. I cannot tell you how much our utilities were before, even with never using a furnance... I will just keep that one to myself but you should know we are saving TONS by eliminating trash, electric, fuel oil for hot water, land line phone and MORE. We never had cable...