It's probably no coincidence that I got seriously into bread baking when my daughter went off to college. All those free hours and so much to learn; I was baking a test loaf just about every day. I expected the electricity bill to skyrocket.
Surprise: The electric bill actually went down—because my daughter went off to college. She always took such l-o-n-g showers, no matter how much we reminded her about saving energy and water. Now it's the dorm's problem, and I can bake as much as I like.