So there are going to be some extra goodies on our end of Summer vacation this year. When you live where I do, end of Summer has to different meaning. Traditionally, end of Summer is when the kids go back to school at the end of August or after Labor Day. And in many parts of the country, that’s when the heat starts to let up a bit as well. That’s not the case where we live. We have the air conditioning jamming really through most if not all of September. Plus, we don’t have kids so end of Summer vacation for us comes the first week of October. And it’s always such a great time for us. We travel north for a day’s drive to a nifty spot in the mountains where we enjoy perfect weather on a beautiful lake. There is also golf and some of the best restaurants I’ve ever enjoyed in my life. But this year, we’re going to be having some extras because we’re about to save some serious money on our air conditioning bill. Where we live, one is always on top of saving as much as possible on the air conditioning costs. That means sealing up the house, pulling the curtains and keeping the thermostat near or above 80 during the peak heating hours of the day. But the HVAC professionals just installed a smart thermostat last month. We only have June to go by but we are already saving more than 20 percent on cooling costs over last year. So I’ll be getting the really good bottle of Scotch to take with us to the mountains. Or I might even make it two with the savings from the smart thermostat.