Oh how things have changed, where I spent years of my youth living with my dad, now he is living with me in my house. I am not complaining, if anything I feel very lucky to be able to repay the debt in some small way. This man raised me, fed me, clothed me, got me to school, and encouraged me to become the man I am today. That I have a chance to shelter and feed him now is not a burden, it is a gift. That’s not to say that he isn’t very annoying sometimes, mind you. The old man seems to be allergic to air conditioners for some reason. I remember him being very fussy with the climate control system when I was a kid, and things don’t seem to have changed much. He still goes to the thermostat very regularly and adjusts the settings up or down by a couple of degrees. He thinks it saves money to turn off the AC whenever he feels the house is cool enough. I had to explain to him that turning the AC on and off all day used a lot more energy than just letting it run naturally. I explained to him what a smart thermostat was, how it worked, and that it monitored energy use as well as temperature. I still don’t think he listened to me, so I protected the thermostat with a password login. Now he can play with the thermostat all he likes and it won’t really affect any of the programmed temperature settings.