to top it off, i got a present in the mail today. Progress Energy sent me my deposit check. i put the deposit down last spring when we moved in, since i had the cash, and since it was twice the average power bill, it was a fairly sizable sum. add into that the fact that they've been paying eight percent interest on it for the last year... woot. :)
too bad i'm not planning on doing anything much more interesting with it than paying bills. if i were smart, i would put it towards paying off my credit card. or putting it towards a small secured credit card, so i start working on fixing my really, really broken credit. hrms..