My kids are my life.
It’s been such a hectic journey trying to raise 2 kids on my own.
But, this is so much better than being in a situation that would lead to more harm. My marriage wasn’t the best and finally I had to quit it to save myself and my kids. When I was leaving, they were aged 5 and 7. But, now they’re full blown teens aged 15 and 17. During the summer holidays, they’re always at home while I head off to work. While my kids are well-behaved and don’t get into much trouble, they still make me want to go mad. One issue I had to handle this past summer was the overwhelming energy bill. See, whenever my kids feel they’re not comfortable in the house, one heads over to the thermostat and changes the settings. It’s important to set the thermostat and leave it be in summer. If you keep changing the settings, the air conditioner ends up using more energy to cool your home. In June, I was forced to pay an energy bill that was almost $400. Upon arriving home, I tried to tell my kids this wasn’t acceptable, but they didn’t seem to grasp the issue. They explained that it was always getting hotter so they had to change the thermostat settings. Eventually, I saw the best solution was to find a way to control the unit myself and lock them out. I consulted with an HVAC expert who advised me to purchase and have her install a smart thermostat in my home. Now, if my kids attempt to change the thermostat, I get an alert and refuse to permit the changes. This is the only way to ensure I get a normal energy bill.