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.
Ninety percent of the energy it takes to wash clothes is used to heat water. If you wash in cold water, you could save $40 per year if you have an electric water heater and $30 annually if you have one powered by natural gas.