No, not like that....like this:
Woot! We are the proud owners of a Nest Thermostat. See there on the website where it says they are sold out? Yeahhhh, we got one. Chalk it up to old fashioned net savvy-ness on my part. See, back in early November, Apartment Therapy Unplugged did a post on how these suckers were so popular that they flew of the shelves and the company had stopped taking orders. Wow, I thought, really?
The thing is, I had totally, completely missed the hype about them in the first place. So when I saw the story that they were sold out, and read about what it was exactly that was old out...well, I wanted one. So, I did what any web-surfing-ninja would do. I read the notice on the homepage about how "Best Buy orders will be fulfilled....blah, blah, blah." And I went over to BestBuy.com and ordered one. Yeah, it was that hard.
So, I'm not sure if it was sloppy reporting* on the Apartment Therapy bloggers' part (it's hard for me to remember sometimes that bloggers are not journalists, so they sometimes just throw crap out there, yes, I'm talking about you Strollerderby) or if it was a miraculously effective marketing plant by the Nest peeps. You know, "they are sold out! Gosh, I simply must have one!" Worked on me...
So, back to the Nest. It's lovely, for starters. How does it work? Well, since it learns your routine, and we have been home more than normal, we will have to see if it adapts to our back-to-school selves. I will keep you posted...
Oh, and why does it look like hell? Because the 1975-era thermostat that this one replaced was installed prior to walls being skim-coated, it seems, so, yeah, rough plaster under there. So I spackled. And then I painted...and, um, the "Stonington Gray" I have in the basement seems not to be at all the same as what is on the walls. So I spackled some more and that, my dears, is how things now stand. I have been busy with the vanity project. Sue me.
Oh, and what is that other thermostat? That one is just for the alarms system, which will alert us if the house ever falls into pipes freezing type circumstances. Fancy, I know.
*I lean toward this theory since that day they disabled comments on the post. Typically a sign of a whoops! And it does not show up in their search, the only way to find the post is via the comments people made.