I always thought I was sort of bulletproof until it was proven that I wasn’t.
- I went from over confident to completely humbled due to a devastating injury due to an automobile accident.
One moment I was changing the air conditioning in my automobile on a leisurely drive down the interstate and the next, I was waking up in a hospital. And talking about a lot of air conditioning, I remember just being cold in the hospital room. I asked if they could turn down the control unit and they just brought me blankets. Apparently, they keep the cooling at a maximum to limit the spread of bacteria and viruses. That’s good enough for me because once I got home, my control unit was undoubtedly looking after me. I live alone so I had to rely on friends and family to help me out getting to the nurse or to physical therapy. For weeks, I didn’t even have the ability to cook my own food. It was a long recovery process. But the smart control unit I had installed by the HVAC professionals proved to be a vital addition to my house. At least I didn’t need help with the control unit setting. During my recovery, I was in bed a lot and experienced every increasing sensitivity to temperature. Thanks to the app on my phone, I could remotely change the control unit setting from bed or the couch. It sounds like such a small detail but that undoubtedly was something that I celebrated. It might not have been much but looking after my own heating and cooling needs was just this small piece of independence that I clung to.