Our house in Las Vegas has a smart meter. I can go online anytime to see how much energy I'm using. I went online the other day, and saw this....
I assumed it was our handyman finally getting around to fixing the water turn off valve for the ice maker.
Sure enough, when I talked to our neighbor across the street a couple of days ago, She said her husband noticed a white truck in front of the house, and saw the handyman leave.
She was impressed I knew someone was there. She didn't know we have smart meters. :-)
And so far, my estimate on our monthly cost to maintain the Vegas home has come in a little below what I figured. Our water/sewer bill is a little higher, but the gas is way lower. So we're happy with that.
Looking forward to going out there later this month. We've ordered a couple more pieces of furniture, and an area rug, all scheduled to be delivered while we're there, and we have a growing list of 'stuff' we want to buy while we are out there to add to the home.
Now, before we head out for the day, I have to wait for a call back from Delta. On one of our upcoming flights, they changed the flight out of Lansing, and now we arrive in Detroit 2 hours after our connecting flight leaves. And we still haven't figured how to run back in time, so we need to find an alternate flight.
I'll let you know how I do. :-)