a rough start

I sat on my couch and cried this morning as I listened to a story of a family whose house had caught fire because they were using the fireplace to stay warm. They couldn’t afford to pay their electric bill and now they don’t have a home. Then I cried some more as the reporter gave tips on how to keep warm if you couldn’t afford to heat your house. I can’t believe it’s come down to a reporter telling people they can hang shower curtains in front of windows to block drafts and that families should think about sleeping in the same bed together to use each other’s body heat.

And the really scary thing is, I think its going to get worse first.

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