I hadn’t been on vacation for almost five years, and I was finally going to get away.
My best friend and I booked a cruise that traveled the Mississippi River.
The night before we were to leave for the cruise, Molly stayed with me. I recently had a new thermostat installed in the house. The HVAC technician sold me on a smart thermostat, and said I could check the HVAC system from anywhere in the world, as long as I had a phone signal and internet. We were walking up the gangplank that led into the ship when I suddenly thought about the HVAC system. My friend looked at me and asked if I had adjusted the thermostat before we left. She must have read my mind because it was the exact I had. I couldn’t remember adjusting the thermostat, and all I could think was how the air conditioning would be running when it wasn’t needed. Once we got on board and found our cabin, I picked up the phone to call my sister. I was going to ask her if she would go to my house and check the thermostat. As soon as I opened the phone, I started to laugh. My friend thought I was crazy and asked what was going on. I showed her my apps on the phone and asked if she anything there that would make me laugh. She pointed to the app that I could use to check on my new smart thermostat, and laughed with me. I checked the temperature on the thermostat, turned it up to eighty, and turned the phone off until we got back to the room later that evening.