I have been a pellet user for four years, we are nice and toasty. Took a while, to get everything smoothed out; but this year the oil man hasn't come nor will he be coming. Now for the next thing thing that is in the crosshairs: Cable TV. The bill has just got out of hand, I think it is $165 with phone and internet, $73 is for TV. I'm sure you all know the story. I am sick of shopping channels, food channels, CSPAN, MTV and all the other crap that they dish out and we pay. Probably like most of us, I watch maybe 6 channels, my wife and youngest daughter have their few channels also. Wife is sick of it also. Ever say this "200 stationsn and nothing on". I went to the cable company and talked to them. Right off the bat, I can save $50 by going to basic, which is just 20 stations. They also have 4 flavors of internet speed, I am the second down. I will probably leave that alone. We also have 2 lan lines and 2 cell phones. That will be changing, one is a business phone, but probably only for another year. Anyways, I keep hearing about alternatives to cable. If anyone knows of any, please share. We are in the mountains, so if you don't have cable, you have 1 station. The only thing I will really miss is NESN which carries the Red Sox, but I have satellite radio, so I can listen. thanks Tom C.