I really love my kids, but they can certainly drive me crazy sometimes. They like to waste money, it seems like. Not only do they run around with no shoes on and put holes in all of their socks, they also ruin all of their shoes too! And if I’m not out buying them new shoes and new coats and hats because they lost theirs, then I’m trying to pay all of the bills at our house. We are always getting really high heating and air conditioning bills at our house, and I’m always trying to find energy savings tips anywhere I can. Nothing I do really seems to help, though. Our furnace seems to run pretty much constantly during the wintertime, even though I try to put extra insulation around the windows and the doors. And even though the heating is pouring through the heating vents day and night, our house still seems to be on the chilly side most of the time. When the temperature outside gets really cold, my kids seem to have some kind of a problem with keeping the doors closed in the house, especially in the kitchen. It’s really annoying when I’m constantly reminding them to close the door to keep the cold air out and then I get the heating bills and they are huge. I hate the way they ignore me when I remind them about the heating bills. I think I’m going to start taking cuts of their allowances in order to help offset the heating costs. They’re not going to like that!