I don’t remember being so mouthy as a kid growing up in our parents home. My father is a former marine. As I remember it, somebody would have gotten belted had they sassed our seasoned man. Manners and respect were a high priority in his household. I truly believe all of us children better off because of it. That’s why I find all the squabbling and back talk in our apartment to be somewhat disturbing. The children recognize they free to express themselves anyway they choose. My partner puts up with it so, I’m trying to not openly oppose her. I even went so far as to bringing in a professional to help solve one of our greatest problems. That professional was the Heating and A/C man. The problem was everybody fighting over the thermostat for temperature control. It has become a never ending fight. The youngsters are too sizzling and the older ones are too cold. Instead of finding a way to come to some sort of compromise, the fighting just gets louder. I had the Heating and A/C man in to supply a solution to this idiocy. He definitely gave me an idea which would please everybody involved. Zoned Heating and A/C was the answer. The Heating and A/C man was able to use some electronic dampers with a set of switches to give us zoned air throughout the house. Now, every section of the apartment has its own independent thermostat. The temperature can now be customized for practically each room in the house. Man, I hope this ends the worst of the fighting. If it doesn’t, this Mom may have to lower the boom on his children. Much like an seasoned marine I know.