This year for his birthday, my buddy and I got my dad a thermostat as his gift. My dad is one of those guys who is entirely difficult to buy for, and usually he just goes out and buys himself whatever he wants. I am not entirely sure why he has not bought a smart thermostat for his house before this point, but I am glad that he hasn’t! That’s because it ended up being a great idea for a birthday gift for him. I was over at his house for supper after church on Sunday, and my buddy and I started to notice that the house was entirely heating up in the afternoon sun. I mentioned that I was getting too hot, and my dad said that he had turned the thermostat down already so it shouldn’t be hot in the house, however as my buddy and I ate supper and watched the ball game that was on TV, it got hotter and hotter in the house. I told my dad that I thought there was something going on with his Heating and A/C system and he said that there was something wrong with his old thermostat. He just sighed and said that he thought it was just about time to change the thermostat in the house. He told me that he had been putting it off because he did not want to have to deal with it. He said that he did not want to go and purchase a current thermostat and he also did not want to have to install it himself, and that’s when the light bulb went off in my brain and I knew that that was what I was gonna get for him for his birthday this year.