“Through the OPU home energy reports, he compares energy savings and spending with his neighbors.
“I’m usually right along with the neighbors. Come November and December I go way up and way back down again and I level off,” Hansen said. “Right now I probably got 3,000 watts out there.”
It costs about $80 he estimates, but that’s not the only festive expense. As if the display isn’t enough, Hansen purchases books for more than 20 neighborhood kids each year.“The kids have so much fun and I’m single and I haven’t found a way of taking [money] with me when I die so I might as we spend it while I can,” he said.”
Owatonna homeowner helps neighbors have a jolly Wally Christmas
December 20, 2014