The envelope was quite thin; it indicated a problem.
It wasn't addressed to me, but it came to my house, and it is my electricity now.
I opened it.
My power will be shut off in 48 hours, because the bills he told me he had been paying, he had not. There are over $800 in past due utilities.
I called my friend, sobbing, "I was just feeling like I had it all balanced! (sniff)"
"You'll do it - you will balance it all out - you will figure it out and you will be fine!"
"I meant just for today." (sniff sniff)
UPDATE: Thanks for the comments but no, the electric company considers themselves a little special and they actually CAN demand that HIS bill be paid off BEFORE they will put it in my name. Go figure.