Jim & Teresa Buelin, Granite Falls, Blue Ridge EMC
The scene is Christmas Day 2010. I used this picture for my Christmas card this past year and got so many complements on it. That's Lucy, my 13-year-old puppy looking on. I think she was looking for Santa.
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Energy Efficiency Tip
Electronics account for 8.1 percent of your home’s energy use. Cut costs by plugging items into a power strip, and turning the strip off when not in use. “Smart” power strips are another good option—when one master device like a TV is turned off, it cuts power to other selected items (DVD players, gaming consoles, stereos, etc.).