I made it home on Thursday night, thankful that our flight out of Denver was not delayed by the weather.
On Friday my contractors Bryan and Paul completed the installation of a new fence on the north side of my property, as well as installing a ‘Nest’ internet-connected, smart thermostat inside the house for me. The device has a very elegant look, and can be controlled from anywhere with my smart phone. (Or it can just be left to ‘learn’ one’s typical daily and weekly schedule with its built-in activity sensors).
Yes, my old Honeywell thermostat was programmable, but there are holidays, daylight savings-time shifts, and simply times when one comes home ‘unexpectedly’ (vis-à-vis the programmed thermostat schedule). With remote access and control to it, I can warm up my house ahead of time so that I don’t step out of the taxi cab and into an icebox.