Grandma gets smart thermostat

Is there a way to divorce your family? Because I would be very interested.

They are a difficult lot of people, and I can’t stand the extra stress that they pump into my life year after year. As a young child, I think I was blissfully unaware of what nightmares they are. However, as adulthood approached, I began to realize that this is not how other families act. They seem to actually love and respect each other, and I have no idea what that’s all about. My family is always at each other’s throats, complaining that no one is a good clan member and asking for more favors. Just recently, my grandma asked for a pretty big one when she asked me to teach her how computers work. Well, that’s a pretty long technical lesson just to be able to adjust your thermostat. You see, my uppity old grandma got it in her head that she absolutely needed an updated heating plan and smart thermostat to match. There was nothing wrong with her furnace, but her neighbors got radiant heated flooring so clearly she needed it too. Similarly, her old thermostat was fine and she even knew how to operate the temperature control system, but one of the girls from Bridge Club just had hers replaced with a smart home thermostat, so now grandma had to have it. The only trouble is, she has no idea how iphones, tablets, or even PCs work. She has no clue how to change her smart thermostat or augment the indoor air temperature. Instead of doing it herself, she’s decided I will be her personal temperature slave. Now she calls me every few hours to make all her temperature demands come true from my own phone.


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