I have to admit it after reading threads here and hotter than usual weather I was sweating the electric bill this month. But it came today and I did the happy dance in the driveway. I had told myself if it was close to $100 that would be OK but if it was a lot over that wouldn't bode well for the rest of the summer... it was .....$72.65 !! For those who like details we live in the Raleigh, NC area, everything is electric except heat and hot water and our house is 2 stories and about 2000 sq feet. Weather was up/ down we got into the high 90's as I recall and "down" into the 80's during the day. The worrying point was in mid May when our normal highs would be in the low 80's and we were in the mid 90's! I used all the tricks in the book - turning off the A/C at night when it dropped below (or near) 70 (and opening the windows), blinds/ curtains are closed on the sunny windows etc. I called DH to tell him the good news - he actually thought the bill was high! I had to tell him our normal bill is around $30 then he got it! So I thought I"d share the good news with fellow budget minded folks who will recognize that a $72 bill is good when the A/C is involved!