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More Free Things and Utilities

October 10th, 2016 at 07:16 am

We dropped off the hot tub yesterday. I still can't believe we were able to get a free one since that was one of our 3 big improvements this first year.

While there, we got to chat with the previous owners a bit. They were very nice, giving us loads of advice. They even offered to leave us a push mower and weedeater. We were very touched as we hadn't even thought about lawn care yet.

We also found out more about utilities. There is no gas which I had budgeted for. He said that for the 2 of us, electric should run 150, 200 in the winter when the heat pump runs. Water usually runs 50-60, depending on use. Trash is 30/month, but optional. The dump is about a 5 minute drive away. I'm leaning towards dumping it ourselves for the first few months and then working the convenience in if there's room in the budget.

3 Responses to “More Free Things and Utilities”

  1. debtfreeme Says:

    I've made a couple dump runs since I moved in. It is $5 per load for a small car. How much are your dump fees? Would you have to make the run weekly?

    Will you set up a compost pile or area for decomposing materials in lieu of dump runs?

  2. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    He said there were no dump fees. It's a satellite site and then they take it to the dump. We'd probably make a weekly run and keep the trash in the garage if it does build up during the week. The previous owner actually started his own compost pile in the woods behind or place.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Glad things are working out for you.

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