Fixing the heater

I have such a hard time understanding marriage on a philosophical and practical level. I mean, I never really understood how people manage to stay together for 20 or 50 years without killing each other (most of the time). Honestly, at this point, I don’t think how people stay together for 5 years because my husband drives crazy, and there are plenty of times I’m ready to leave him and it has only been three years for us. Maybe these urges pass with time, or maybe people just lose their will to fight after a decade of living with the other person’s habits.  What I do know for sure, is he to leave the settings on the thermostat alone if he ever wants to see me again. I never thought that our preferences in heating and cooling, or the fact that we installed a new programmable thermostat would would be the straw that broke the camel’s back for us. We discussed the change and felt it was a good way to save money and time, turns out, not so much! I never dreamed that my husband would become consumed by the task of perfecting our air temperature. These days, I can typically find him either standing near the unit, or, looking over intricate carts that he has created to track the amount of time that the system actually runs and the amount of energy we are billed for each month. I am just over the whole thing and want my husband back.  If there aren’t some significant changes soon to the way things are around here, I just may have to make other arrangements.

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