Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing.
Ester Bloom: oh [profanity] it’s thurs. we didn’t Do 1 Thing did we Mike Dang: Can you do one? Maybe it could just be like, estimated taxes were due today Ester Bloom: [more profanity]! were they? EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE
Well, I know what my do 1 thing is, either for today or first thing tomorrow. How about you?
We keep skipping 1 thing, now that we’re on our new publishing schedule. Our apologies. Here’s 1 thing we can suggest you do instead, a simple potentially money saving thing! As recommended by the Washington Post:
If your home has a smart meter, here’s an experiment: Log in to your power company’s Web site, and see how much electricity you use during the hour from 3 to 4 a.m. daily.
You were asleep (we hope), and surely nothing major was running. Maybe the heat (but it’s best to set the thermostat down at night). And the fridge — but if it’s a newer one, it’s probably very energy efficient.
And yet nonetheless, you’ll likely find a significant amount of power being gobbled up. “You can start spotting a time, depending on the home, where you can just see the minimum power consumption, and it’s really surprising how much gets consumed during that period,” says Alan Meier, an expert on energy technologies at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, who recommends the 3 a.m. strategy.
I’ll recommend anything if you call it “the 3 a.m. strategy.” That’s just good marketing.