Mildest Winter so far

Its Feb 6th 2012 and the outside temp is 42degree F and from December last year to now there has been NO SNOWFALL in Rolla, and the weather has been springlike that I cleaned up my Golf Clubs and played golf almost daily last 2 weeks. The good weather did not get people to travel so the Motel was not that busy. We have to rely on “weekly ” guests to help us meet our bills.
I’ve always been shocked to see the Utility bill shoot up so high in winter even though rooms remain unoccupied. I dread receiving the Feb bill.