I am boldly living the single life but with everything in this world, there are always pros, cons and perhaps a few caveats. One pro about being single is that I can control my monthly expenses. I know what I will spend on groceries, phone and Wi-Fi, housing, energy bills, etc. My energy bill usually hovers around the same amount every month, however, whenever I have family in town, I know that my consumption will drastically increase. Typically, during the Summer days, I keep my thermostat between 78 and 80 degrees, but when my family is in town, I adjust it down to 74 degrees because the more bodies that are in a space, the warmer that space will become. I would like my family to be comfortable while they are staying with me, a privilege that I hope would be reciprocated when I visit them. I also give them the option of adjusting the temperature on the thermostat to fit their needs. However, I have visited family members who have strict rules regarding the thermostat for their HVAC systems. For example, my Aunt Sylvia does not allow anyone to adjust the temperature on her thermostat, so if I plan to visit her, I am prepared to accept that one caveat. Her house is comfortable during the day, but at nights it can be a bit challenging to sleep, especially if you’re like me and are used to sleeping with the air conditioner at a lower temperature. I don’t complain, I just understand that is how she controls her energy consumption. However, when Aunt Sylvia visits me, I allow her to adjust the air conditioner thermostat so that she could be comfortable and she usually adjusts it lower than the temperature in her home. I have no issues with that, I just pay the extra expense, and have accepted it as a stipulation for when aunt Syvia visits me.