Hello from the San Francisco Bay Area. My particular micro-climate is much milder than Sacramento's--rarely below 40, rarely above 90. We paid about $.11/KWH in January, even with our insulated walls and double-pane windows. Our bill was about $174 for both electric and natural gas. The price price of gas has doubled in the last six months or so. We are kicking ourselves because we did not switch to one of the little independent "green" providers when we had the opportunity last summer--it was quite a bit more expensive at the time, but now they are selling power to PG&E.
Bev and Jerry, you folks in the Monterey area?
Hey up there, Gypsy. My dad was born in Tennant, raised in Weed, two very snowy places. He used to work for Pigs Goats and Elephants so we spent a lot of time at Lake Briton and Burney Falls at company camps. Brrr! It gets cold up there. Throw another log on the fire and stay warm.