It’s Valentine’s Day – a time for love, passion, overpriced chocolate, foot massages, oily back rubs, flowers, Barry White (for you older kids), Drake (for you younger kids?), panicked guys scrambling at the last minute to buy overpriced chocolate while fighting other panicked guys, and husbands trying to figure out how to convince their wives not to wear flannel pajamas for the special day. Are you seeing a trend?
While we can’t help you with last-minute shopping, I think we can give you a few ways to escape the horror that is flannel pajamas. Although, to digress a moment, I once knew a guy who said he had “a thing” for flannel and that when his wife wore flannel, he entered a type of overdrive. So, the following message is not for him, assuming he’s even still alive and hasn’t been attacked by a horde of love-hungry, zombie lumberjacks.
At Colorado Springs Utilities, we have a few tools that could help better manage your utilities consumption and budget year-round, so that when Valentine’s Day or your anniversary arrives, you can turn up the heat a little and leave the flannel pajamas in the drawer.
My colleague Katlin recently offered several fantastic tips for wisely managing your utility consumption in her blog, such as our My Usage tool and Budget Billing. Other options include Smart Thermostats, which we offer a $50 rebate for on certain models, and home energy audits. I’d highly recommend that you investigate these options, as they could offer you a little flexibility to turn up the heat at the thermostat and elsewhere, if you know what I mean!
Personally, my motivation for Valentine’s Day countermeasures is strong as my wife feels anything below 70 degrees is cold. As I’ve stated previously on this page, she has a unique angle on fluffy pajamas. She doesn’t really opt for flannel, but instead something I call, Teddy Bear Jammies. I’ve hypothesized that they’re made out of several hundred, discarded teddy bear skins. Whatever mystery fabric they were originally created with, they seem to take on the heating characteristics of an inferno when stitched together in a Frankenbear-type pajama ensemble. This not only makes me extremely uncomfortable and itchy, but also obliterates my innate passions.
So, what was my point again? Oh yeah…utility services impact your life in many ways. We know receiving a monthly utility bill isn’t something you look forward to. However, if you look at it from a certain perspective, our services can do AMAZING things, such as unlock the passion in your relationship and free your budget for all sorts of enjoyable pursuits, especially when managed efficiently. That’s why we offer the tools we do – for YOU! #happyvalentinesday2018