I'm still at the "why do we not have a fainting couch" stage of recovery so, today will be a happy and a real. Hopefully, next week will find me up for the full compliment!
|Charlie yawning, about 1 week old|
|A fun time was had by all with a celebratory meal of BLTs, salad and cupcakes.|
This is the programmable thermostat for our house. Since the nights have started getting into the single (Celsius) digits and the days are starting to hang out below 12 the house can get a bit chilly. Our strategy thus far has been to turn the heater on manually for an hour at a time. This has it's drawbacks, though. Once the heater is on, if the clouds suddenly part and the house starts warming up, there's no way to turn the heat off. Plus, I'm never really sure how cold the house actually is so I have to go by the inexact science of watching to be sure Noah's lips aren't turning blue and that my toes aren't going numb. And, if I happen to be doing some baking, the kitchen can be quite comfortable while the family room is frigid. One could argue that we could invest in a thermometer but that's just crazy talk.
So, I asked Allen if we could venture to set the thermostat. I assumed it was like the US version where you set a temperature and the heater magically maintains it. Instead, you set it to come on for periods of time i.e. you want heat (and hot water) for washing up around 6pm and then in the morning around 7 to make getting out of bed not seem like such an impossible feat . Theoretically, the temperature is monitored at the individual radiators. Does this seem like an idiotic method to anyone else?