My mother preferred a space heater over using the thermostat.

When my mother decided to move in with us, my husband rushed to get a new thermostat for her room and have it connected.

He was sure that she wouldn’t be able to read the numbers on the dial of the old thermostat, and he wanted her to have a new digital thermostat with large numbers.

He barely had the thermostats told when mom moved in. John explained to her how the thermostat worked, and showed her exactly how to use it. When I took my mom shopping, I was surprised to see that she was purchasing a space heater for her room. She told me she preferred to use the space heater over the thermostat. When I asked her why she said she couldn’t see the numbers on the thermostat. I looked at the thermostat and showed her the button that would light up the dial so that everything would be suitable for her. That’s when she told me that she couldn’t see green and black. I was so frustrated with her, that I took her portable space heater, plugged it in and told my husband to remove the thermostat. When mama overheard me telling John to move the thermostat, she became irate. She told me I was always the first one to jump the gun and act hastily. I told her I wasn’t acting hastily, I was doing what she told me to do. I hooked up her space heater, and now I was getting rid of the thermostat that she didn’t appreciate our buying and installing for her. She didn’t talk to me for almost a week.

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