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.
Check your water heater thermostat. Many manufacturers set thermostats to 140 degrees, although most households only need a setting of 120 degrees. Each 10 degree drop in water temperature can save you between 3 and 5 percent in energy costs.