We bought our house over four years ago. It's funny how our list of things to fix in the house doesn't really get shorter even as Ryan putters away. On the contrary, it seems to grow longer the longer we are here.
We have boring ol' baseboard heaters throughout the house, and non-programmable thermostats to go with them. This means someone (ahem Ryan) needs to brave the cold hardwood floors to turn on the heater every morning. The thermostats in our house aren't precise, and I've been known to crank the heat during the day when the warm-blooded man of the house is away.
That is going to come to an abrupt stop.
Last month's heating bill arrived on Friday. It was a painful one. In my defense, December was unusually cold this year. I guess that gave Ryan the incentive to purchase a programmable thermostat and install it, 'cause Saturday morning Ryan went and bought this thing:
He's so optimistic.
By the time this picture was taken, the temperature had already started the slow crawl up to 70. Tomorrow morning, it'll get there.