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.
Energy Efficiency Tip
Lighting accounts for about 13 percent of the average household’s electric bill — cut costs by choosing new lightbulbs that have increased output and longevity. Some cost more up front, but prices are dropping as technology advances. Options include color, brightness, and even dimming and multi-way functions. Combining lights with automatic sensors can cut costs further.