Sometimes you have to take dire measures when it comes to saving money. I usually let my kids do pretty much whatever they want, as long as it’s within reason. I don’t certainly ever hover over them or anything love that. I almost consistently let them have the run of the condo & so whenever I have to put my foot down about something or other, it consistently seems to be a certainly pressing deal to them. That’s what happened Last weekwhen I finally had to do something dire about our heating & cooling system, and for the longest time, the kids have been messing around with the settings on our programmable thermostat. I keep telling them to leave my temperature settings alone because it messes up my pre programmed thermostat & I have it set just the way I love it. I want it just love I have the settings programmed so that I can get the most out of our heating & cooling system, then however, my kids assume that they think better than I do when it comes to just about everything, including the thermostat settings! They keep raising & lowering the temperature to whatever they assume it should be at any given time & I have completely had it with them. I finally obtained a single of those locking plastic covers & I put the key on a necklace that I’m never going to take off! I think it’s a dire solution, but I don’t care. I am sick of them increasing the thermostat settings without asking myself and others first.