I sort of laid down a reality check and a challenge to me family this spring.
My wife sort of had a family meeting going on to address the need to be more accountable when it comes to doing stuff around the house.
I’m in that group as well. There are plenty of times that I walk into the air conditioning of my house after work and all I want to do is sit and do nothing. And that tends to be just the wrong way to go about getting my stuff done around the house. I totally fessed up during out meeting and vowed to be more aware of my responsibilities and completing my chores each week. It just shouldn’t fall to my wife to pick up the slack after all of us. That’s not fair nor is it right. While we were on the subject of accountability, I wanted to talk about the HVAC cooling in the house. For years, I’ve been begging, pleading and cajoling my family to think before they touch the thermostat. Or maybe be better about immediately closing the front door or the slider to the deck to keep the heat out and the HVAC cooling in. But this time, I just laid it out for all of them. If we can focus enough to save money on the air conditioning this year, then we can use that money for a vacation. If not, it’s a staycation and that’s just the way the budget is working out. I’m hoping we can rally around a common cause in order to get the most significant HVAC cooling savings possible.