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Thursday, July 21, 2011


This is exactly what I would love to say to the Ontario Government right now!!

Someone within this wise government decided that it would be a great idea to install "SMART METERS"..

Personally, I think the government is just trying to piss Stay at Home Mommies off!!

For those of you that don't know, now we basically get charged different rates for Hydro, depending on what time we use it.
If I decide to do my laundry during the day now, I basically pay double what I would pay after 7pm..

So.... now while I'm home ALL day, i have to stare at my mountain of laundry.

When my kids FINALLY go to sleep, I can start my laundry!
Because ,that is exactly what I want to be doing in my only free time!!

Evenings are usually spent plopped down on the couch, reading blogs and watching Big Brother.
Not anymore!!
Now, I do laundry all night, and it sucks!!!! Especially when I could have been doing it all day.

Sure I could still do it during the day, but we already pay $250 a month for hydro. I can't imagine what our bill will skyrocket to if I don't switch up my routine.

You'd think the government would know that they really don't want to mess with mommies, but obviously they don't care.

I'm not happy, but what can I do? I'm not happy about a lot of things (gas prices, taxes, food prices) but I guess, like everyone else, I suck it up and move on.
I stay up until 1am every morning and finish my laundry!!! Grrr..

Silly post, I know, but as I sit and stare at my laundry that I refuse to do.... I had to vent!!
This is what has me so upset!!

The OEB website provides detailed information about time-of-use rates. Here's a snapshot of the current smart meter time-of-use rates for summer:
 Weekends & Holidays
 All Day
5.9 ¢/kWh 
 Summer Weekdays
 (May 1 to October 31)
 7 am to 11 am
8.9 ¢/kWh 
 11 am to 5 pm
10.7 ¢/kWh 
 5 pm to 7 pm
8.9 ¢/kWh 
 7 pm to 7 am
5.9 ¢/kWh 


Kristy said...

Is there any good reason behind this? I bet not.

Nicole@MissMommy said...

Hi there - I used to live in Ontario and thought the prices were high too. Now I live in Melbourne Australia and the prices are the same. Doesnt matter where you are...
Where in Ontario are you?

NotSoSilentMommy said...

Kristy,, I'm sure that there is a good reason for it, I just have no clue what it is.. lol

Nicole,, I'm sure it is the same everywhere, but it seems ridiculous right now. I'm in Southern Ontario. About an hour West of Toronto in Guelph.. Where did you live? Do you ever miss it?

Small Kucing said...

Gosh..that is nuts! What are they trying to do? Why higher rates day time?

Am not sure about your country. In Msia we have two rates for hydro. They are charging higher rates for buildings that are classified as commercial building and a slightly lower rates for those that is classified as residential units.


Mrs.Moose said...

Holy Crap Sar! I can't believe what you pay every month!!! It really is rediculous and is punishing stay at home mom's, people that are retired and the elderly. Most people that are on a fixed income. Does the government ever really do anything that makes sense?? Then you think of how much $$ goes to them every month off your paycheck and you get even more angry.

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