I never thought I would be anything like my dad, he was always so mean and strict about things. If I would ever try to change the thermostat he would freak out and tell me never to mess with the temperature control settings again. That made me anxious because sporadically I would feel warm in the house and I wasn’t even allowed to adjust the temperature control settings to feel comfortable. I was even afraid to open the fridge because I would be yelled at for that too. Apparently, I was wasting energy by opening the fridge so that I could find something to eat, and well, now that I am older, things have changed a lot for me. I have children of my own now and I find myself yelling at them for the same things that my dad used to yell at me about. The crazy thing is, my dad loves her grandchildren and he spoils them to death! He never was that way with me when I was a kid. Now he tells me that I am finally able to see what it’s like raising kids. Back when I was young, I didn’t realize how expensive it was when the temperature control settings weren’t just right. I didn’t know how much energy you would waste by having the fridge door open like that, especially when the front door is open, I didn’t think about how all the air conditioning goes right out the door and it’s like you can see the dollars flying away. I guess my dad is a lot happier these days because I understand all these things now and I really want to save energy. I guess I need some energy saving tips.