|This is what Air Conditioning can do to you|
He does the same thing but in reverse when it starts to get cold. As soon as it starts getting chilly in the house he goes for broke and starts cranking up the heat except this time he's the one complaining about being too cold. I tell him to put on more clothes. If you can put on some pants and a robe and not be cold then do that first before costing us money by running over to the thermostat says the bag lady. I mean, that's what I do. If I have to be a bag lady then he can be a bag man every now and then.
My dad is the exact same way only 10x worse and he absolutely refuses to listen to reason. He turns on the heat full blast until the house is a sauna and my mom is always the one who has to turn it off. What is it with men and their thermostat? Or is it just that I'm cheap? Probably a little bit of both. When I lived alone in my condo I had one of those built in Electric AC Units that sit right below the window. There were times I'd literally be sitting up in my house sweating because I didn't want to use it. Mj does not believe in suffering when he doesn't have to so he places comfort over budget every time. I on the other hand am a glutton for punishment. If it will save me money I'm willing to suffer a little bit.
The good news is that once we settle into the new climate he tends to back off a little and let my strategically planned thermostat settings do it's thing. I'm cold, he's hot, I put on more clothes, he has to take some off. We figure it out. It's just one more training exercise in compromise.
Linking up with Shanna for Random Wednesday.