not over the chickens though. Yet anyway. My sister just called to tell me she was channel surfing last night and saw me standing out picketing the local utility company that our "fine" city is trying to oust. http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/local/030109_Residents_protest_over_ice_storm_response It's a video link. I am in the red Marine Corp jacket with the green(last minute) sign. It was around 20 degrees out and we stood out there from noon til 3 yesterday. Two people came by with boxes of coffee and cups etc. I was so cold I just drank it black. We have support to get rid of them. But have to keep on the DPU to get it done. I figure I have no right to complain if I am not out there protesting. Back ground- We had a massive ice storm December 12th. Some in the region lost electricity for upwards of a month The latest line of BS the company has fed everyone was that all the calls they were getting from customers was slowing their work on getting power back to people down. Let me tell ya. If the line men are answering the phones. There is really a problem. Oh and then they sent out estimated bills that were twice as much as the "normal" bills. Which are high already. We have our heat set to 52/53 during the day and night. We have newer windows. Have insulated the daylights out of the place and unplugged and set things on timers. Our bill went up nearly $350 from last winter.