I thought building a house was tough.
And it was, there were so many things that I had to stay on top of while also working my full time job.
There were some great subcontractors who really helped out. The HVAC contractor was one who really stood out. As a result, the HVAC in this house is perfect. After finally putting the finishing touches on our home, I thought I could relax just a bit. I was so wrong. My wife got pregnant with our first child about 6 weeks after we moved into our new home. That was over 6 months ago and it has only become more intense. Unfortunately, my wife has had a tough pregnancy which has resulted in her having to significantly change her life. The doctor said no more going to work. So, she tried working from the HVAC comfort of our home. That lasted a few weeks, but it was the stress of her job that forced the doctor to put her on bed rest. Suddenly, my ultra active and ambitious partner was miserable and confined to our bedroom. I could only do so much which just made me feel useless. However, I did have the HVAC people put in a smart thermostat. We were going to do it when we were building the house but decided against it at the last moment. We figured a programmable HVAC thermostat was good enough for us. But now that we have the smart thermostat, my wife can actually adjust the temperature remotely from her phone. When enduring a difficult pregnancy, any little bonus means a lot.