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Cold day-HOT HOUSE!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Today DH was totally independent I just let him do what he had to do, keeping an eye on him and happy to see him pushing himself to do much more.

Today was a very cold day so we did not venture outdoors. I want to go out to the store for a few things but it will have to wait till tomorrow.
Around noon time DH said he was cold, he walked in to the hallway where the thermostat is and he tried to make it over-ride to make the heat come on.
Eventually he succeeded and he said we should call the service department to install a new thermostat. I was busy and did not really make a comment.
Some time later I could see DH was uncomfortable and I asked what was wrong and he said he was too hot.
I went to the hallway and the thermostat was set at 90 degrees. I switched it to off and told DH it was set at 90. He said he set it at 70 degrees. I said nothing and I stood and read the tiny instructions written inside the little door.

I could barely read it , the print was so small. I took the door off and used a magnifying glass and typed out the instructions. I used red, blue, black and green print and upper and lower case letters.

I looked at the preview and made it 100% so now I could read it very easily. I printed it off and since DH was sleeping I decided to try to program the thermostat 24 hours of it and weekday and week end. I taped the page to the wall right beneath it and It took a long time but I got it done.
6am house will be 70 degrees till 10 pm when it will go down to 68 degrees and back to 70 at 6am.

DH woke up and he was able to help me with the last functions. Since we are no longer working DH suggested just do it all 7 days so I have.

All afternoon we checked the temperature with another thermometer and it is working exactly the same as the freestanding thermometer.

That means we will not have to purchase and have installed another programmable thermostat for 2 zones. They will undoubtedly cost a bundle since we felt this one did when we installed the new system when we were working.

DH has taken himself off to bed and I am about to follow.
This week DH and I have had unexpected education. You might say home schooled adult Education.
I never even think of using the remote for the TV because I never watch it without DH so i never needed to do it.
Now I have the urge to challenge that tomorrow. I would love to connect the computer to the TV screen so we can see our photos on the big screen.
Another project to learn some time soon. HUGS Thanks fro your support. Pat is off to bed earliest time this year----Probably last year too!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I'm glad you fix it. You are getting to be very adventurous and handy. I have seen those programmable thermostats and they are a pain.

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TERRI289 1/27/2013 9:58AM

    Glad that you figured out that thermometer!! It sounded tricky!! emoticon

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POOHGIRL1970 1/27/2013 1:26AM

    Hope you had sweet dreams!

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123ELAINE456 1/26/2013 6:20PM

  Great Job Fred. That is the WAY TO GO. You Are Making Great Progress. Pat You are becoming a Master Of All Trades. Awesome!!! Keep using Your Great Mind and Brain. You are doing a lot of Good Things for Everyone. You are Capable of Handling Anything That Comes Your Way. I'm Very Proud Of You. And You Can Be Very Proud Of Yourself Too. God Blessings To Everyone. Have a Lovely Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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UUCEEJAY 1/26/2013 11:29AM

    emoticon You are getting really good at reading these technical how to things! I had to change the thermostat at my daughter's house two weeks ago and I had a difficult time with the programmable thermometer.
There were no instructions to follow. My SIL fixed it when he came home.

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BRENDAGAIL9 1/26/2013 11:20AM

    Good job with the thermostat. Now on to the remote! You will figure it out, it is all trial and error. I barely know how to run my dvd player. The Comcast man showed me how to do it so I wrote all the instructions down. When I first signed up for Comcast they installed a DVR and I found out they were charging me $20 a month for it. I didn't even know what it was as I thought it was just the cable box. Well, I called them and they took all the extra charges off my bill and also credited me $20 for the mistake. The DVR records movies--something I would never do!

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PICKIE98 1/26/2013 10:31AM

    We never got a programmable stat. they were ridiculously overpriced when I replaced the HVAC system ten years ago.

My furnace is 92% efficient compared to the old one that was 45%.
We simply walk past the thermostat on our way to bed, DD sets it down to 55 for nighttime.. our highest temp this week has been to put it up to 62 the past two days for about three hours!! those subzero temps are bone chilling.
Normally our stat stays set at 59 or 60 for daytime. I am so happy I super insulated too..

Our central air conditioning is usually set in the high 70's. However, since we live in a cold state, that is only about two to three months of the year.

I am not techno curious or savvy like you: I would end up messing a programmable stat up somehow!! LOL!

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HIPPIEGURL 1/26/2013 9:50AM

    Sounds like that was quite an education. It's been very chilly where I live in the southern tier of NY. We haven't been this cold in over three years! Every night for the last week has been in the single digits...I got up for a potty call about 3AM a couple of nights ago and realized I hadn't plugged my cell phone in to charge, and when I did, the screen lit up with the weather app which said the current temp was 1 degree!! BRRRR!!!

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BETHGILLIGAN 1/26/2013 8:41AM

    It sounds like DH is doing GREAT!!! I am so happy for both of you!!! What a relief to have surgery over and on the road to recovery! How is his pain? We have a thermostat like that also. I program it and then DH husband messes it up! LOL!!! It is a nice feature to program it so you don't have to think about it!! Glad you are getting some rest!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/26/2013 7:55AM

    Wonderful you got the thermostat figured out. UGH We have a programmable thermostat and indeed, the instructions are written in the tiniest of letters. AGGRAVATING! But it took me some trial-and-error to get ours programmed, as well, but glad we did. No huge energy bills due mistakenly cranking the furnace too high.

Glad Fred is gaining independence. That's good for both of you!

HUGS and hope today is a successful one too.

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ROSEWCI 1/26/2013 6:34AM

    We always use a programmable thermostat...saves money! Get some rest honey! emoticon

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GOANNA2 1/26/2013 6:08AM

    Good job on figuring out the thermostat. I'm glad
we don't need them here. You hubby souns like
he's enjoying being independent. You make sure
tat you get lots of rest. You'll figure out how to
connect the computer to the TV, I'm sure of it. emoticon

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KATHY024 1/26/2013 5:03AM

    I have to laugh at this one as we have been doing much the same with our alarm system key pads!

Good luck with the remote - my sister velcroed her TV remote and DVD remote together to keep track of them. Works slick!

We are so dependent on the remotes, I remember as a little kid having to get up and turn the tv with my hand!! Scary!!

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NASFKAB 1/26/2013 4:53AM

  great job way to go

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WOWEETOO 1/26/2013 1:57AM

    another reason i hope mine never quits working i have a heat pump though and you aren't really supposed to do those in that fashion or you wear out the pump making cool or's almost 40 and i'm dreading the day lol
the lady mary

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SCOOTER4263 1/26/2013 1:30AM

    Good for you!! So often, I see in your blogs that you triumph over technological things - I suspect you underestimate yourself, missy! emoticon

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GDY2SHUZ 1/26/2013 12:43AM

    emoticon Pat, those programmable thermostats can be tricky. Glad you will be comfortable.

We had some very cold nights 27-....33- with a wind chill of 37 below F.
Cars and trucks wouldn't start. My car included, almost missed an important Dr appointment. Thank heavens for great neighbours. Yours sound good too.

Take care. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEWIND53 1/26/2013 12:41AM

    Great strides. You are mastering it all! Way to go on getting the thermostat programmed.....


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GRACEISENUF 1/25/2013 11:44PM

    Way to go on figuring out the thermostat. Hope it works well for the two of you. 90 wonder he was hot, ha ha.

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DOWNEASTLASS 1/25/2013 11:20PM

    So happy that Fred is making lots of progress!! Way to go Fred!

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NEEDSHELP52 1/25/2013 11:03PM

    Pat, good going. Keep using that wonderful mind of yours. :) HUGS, Terry

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ANHELIC 1/25/2013 10:55PM

    I had to move my thermostat into the hallway where it's not in the sunlight. There it gives a good reading and it's warm througout the house. Great day for you and DH. emoticon

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BRAVELUTE 1/25/2013 10:44PM

    You did a great job figuring out the thermostat! Mine is old, but it is still difficult to see the words on the settings. It's in a spot away from lighting, so I need a flashlight AND the magnifying glass just to switch it from cool to heat. I LOVE you idea to type it out.

I plan to do that when I get back to Florida, too.

Isn't that weird that the thermostats in both houses are in the dark??

That TV remote should be a piece of cake tomorrow.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/25/2013 10:39PM

    If I have a on a thick good sweather i'm good to go. I've been layering the tops indoors. temps are at 70 and 39 outside.

Your DH should be transferring to the cane really soon. Good luck with that.

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