I crossed paths with a coyote on my way home from work tonight. I was riding along the dirt road just south of St Mary's Dr near the horse pasture, and he was in the harvested corn field. Thankfully he didn't think I was dinner and ran off through the snowstorm.
Have I mentioned that I enjoy living in this small town? What fun to ride a bike without any cars nearby on a commute! We had a great time in the Nashville burbs for Christmas but it's nice to be home.
Lupita and the kids were back from Mexico, and the Beth and Brents came down from MI for the festivities. So we had a full house(s). Lots of 5 Crowns and Deer in the Headlights happened.
A highlight was the indoor jumpy house place that allows grownups to jump as well. Janny climbed up to the biggest slide and came down all by herself!
The kids put on the 2nd annual Christmas play. Janny wouldn't say any lines as Gabriel. Clara played Mary brilliantly.
Ameren's site led to finding MORE DATA! Also, I realized that my plot was labeled incorrectly last time (oops, I'm quite used to Mathematica now, not google spreadsheets), and my conclusion was wrong.
In fact, we've used less gas than last year. In fact, the plot below shows that we've been progressively using less gas each year. Notice the two very large data points from 2011, when we first moved in. Yikes! Adding insulation in the ceiling (happened late that winter) and paying attention made quite a difference.