As a single provider for my family here in Kotzebue, I was always energy efficient from the very beginning. lights on only when needed. I just recently turned over to fluorescent light bulbs. I look for sales from our local stores such as two for the price of one, or half off. Most everything I have in my house are from yard or house sales. The bottom line is trying to get the best bargain because of the high price of oil and gas. I and my children have gotten used to living in a cool house as opposed to a very warm house just so that our stove oil can stretch longer. Times are now very tough and I have applied for relief work besides my full time job just so that I can take care of my bills, food, etc…. I feel very blessed when I have some caribou meat and fish in my freezer so that supplements our food. Our young people need to get prepared for tough times and that’s what I have been telling my son.
-- Wynona Wilson