When I went to my Mom’s house to help her with things after my father died, I knew that it was going to be hard for her to get used to some things. Dad had always taken care of the bills, so I had planned on showing her how to make it easier on her. Dad never cared for using the computer, but I knew Mom would be more open to it. I was able to do online payments for most of her bills. I saw the different texas electricity companies in spring when I started looking online to see if there was an option for her to pay that online too.
I knew that people in Texas were not under regulation laws like where I live, but I was still really surprised at the number of choices that she had. I started looking at the company that was handling her energy needs at the time, and I saw where she could absolutely get a better deal if she went with another company. I had been able to compare companies online, and I saw there was one that was not only cheaper, but it would please her to see how involved in the community they are too.
My mom has always been a huge fan of community organizations, and this particular energy company was the type to give back to its community. When I showed her the various things that they do, she wanted me to change her services to them even if she had to pay more. I know she was only saying that because she already saw that she was going to pay less, but it was good to see her joking around again. We both miss Dad, but I have a feeling that she is going to be just fine!