Mom went to town to run some errands about two months ago.
She had a whole list of things to do and asked me to tag along.
Her plan was for us to divide and conquer. We rarely went to town except when we had errands to run. We lived in a pretty remote area on a big farm so going to town wasn’t a big priority for us. There was always something to do at the farm, and dad said we’d go to town to run errands or have dinner once a month. I’d gotten used to it but always snuck away whenever I could with my friends. Mom told me I would get groceries at the supermarket, and then we’d go to the mall to buy some clothes. I liked the sound of that since I needed some new tops. Plus, mom said she wanted to pass at the HVAC supplies shop to check if they have a smart thermostat. Dad’s brother had called the other day and insisted we get a smart thermostat in our home. It would change our lives by making the AC unit more energy efficient. Mom liked the sound of that since she wanted to find ways to lower the energy bill. She went to the AC supplies store and spoke to one of the HVAC specialists about smart thermostats. The AC worker informed him that a smart thermostat would make the AC unit energy efficient. But only if we got regular maintenance on the system. Mom agreed because she always had the HVAC tech over to the farm every spring and fall to service the system. She bought the best smart thermostat that dad was going to install.