an unrelated but sadistic looking vampire kitty!!!You heard me right! There are items in your house ‘sucking a nickel of every dollar’s worth of the electricity that seeps from your home’s outlets’. The items I speak about are the ones in “standby mode”, such as your computer or any type of electronic waiting for the touch of a hand to fire it up. This includes rechargeable and trickle charge devices for cell phones, tools, toothbrushes, and any idle appliance such as an oven, dvd player or microwave that displays a clock.

An average household in the US will pay an additional $200 per year due to electronics on standby which is why The Vampire Slayer Act of 2006 has been approved by the California Assembly.

For ways to conserve energy I found this site to be of value and informative.

As for vampires in your home, they may be the ones shouting “Trick or Treat” at your door tonight.

Happy Hallowe’en from all of us at StepForth!

by Anita Sperrer, Office Manager

Ps. The picture of the kitty was added by Ross because… well a picture of a vampire kitty just seemed to work in his crazy Halloween-filled mind.