This week you’ll be happy that we are having a virtual coffee date..my daughter caught a stomach bug earlier this week, likely on Monday at school (since that is the only place she’s been.) She is fine now, but I’d rather not talk about this week all that much. I hope your week have been less about sanitising than mine. (I am SO grateful I did not get sick.) How are you doing? Can I offer you a cup of coffee, or maybe some matcha tea?
I took the photos in this post early this morning, straight from my bedroom window. As you can see the weather is still mild, unusually mild for the season, no snow yet. We are still in our old rental house. We get access to the new place December 1st. I have not yet started packing. It will be an easy move, a short distance, and I don’t have that much stuff.
I did put my big girl pants on earlier this week and choose a company for our electricity needs. There are several companies available, and you can choose many different things. If you don’t choose you automatically get the most expensive rate, from a local company. If you make an active choice you can choose to have a variable rate, or have the rate locked. Even after choosing that, the prices vary between companies, and how much electricity you use also affect the rate. Then there is the important question of where my energy comes from. In Sweden more than 50% of the energy comes from renewable sources, like hydro, solar, or wind power. Obviously I want to pick a 100% renewable energy source, even if that means that I would pay slightly more. I calculated how much electricity I believe we would use in a year, and compared companies that offered renewable energy sources. I picked a bigger, reliable, company, that have been around for several years that let you pick your own energy source at no extra cost. I picked solar, and initiated a negation. We made a deal yesterday and I am happy with the outcome. It’s a variable rate, that isn’t locked. I can change my mind at any time, or lock the rate this summer when it is likely to be very low. In the most expensive month the cost of electricity in Sweden is only a fraction of what it is in the US.
Now I’m curious to hear about your week. How are you doing? Any fun plans for the weekend?