|That's in Celsius by the way. :o)|
Tonight I'd like to discuss a few more things Americans visiting will need to adjust to, other than the weather, which will be a HUGE one for all you Texans out there. I have to write.. I love it.
Let's begin with one thing I don't like. I do not like this "bed" for a few reasons:
- It's not a stand-alone bed. The headboard is built into the wall so that all that lighting you see could be wired into the wall and activated with switches installed on the wall on both sides of the bed. For some, it's a great idea. For us, we have a full bed coming that cannot stand without the headboard. Now what?
- Those spot lights on either side, are NOT LEDs. They are high beam super hot lights. Please see the following picture for an example of the damage they can do. I do not recommend these, especially if you have kids. Bed - 1. Kristal - 0.
|All of my burned fingertips. Yes, it hurts.|
|First is the schedule. Hot water and central heat can both be set on timers. If you are home during a time you have one or the other turned off, you can push the advanced boost button to get things going. Good stuff.|
|Next, you have the actual temperature control for the entire house.|
|Lastly, you have the temperature control knob for each radiator in individual rooms.|
Let's take a look at switches. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) are almost non-existent in Aberdeen as far as I know. Those are the outlets rigged with a safety switch to turn it off if it gets wet or something else happens, such as pulling too much by using too many devices. Instead, they just put everything outside here, which I find quiet entertaining if, for example, while Steve is in the shower, I feel like turning the lights off and on for my amusement.
I still catch myself sometimes walking to the bathroom and then turning around because I forgot to push the button! Eventually, habit will form. Some bathrooms have one outlet designed to provide the voltage needed for electric toothbrushes and shavers, but there are none in any of our bathrooms... unless I've completely missed them in the month we've been here. In that case, I'll feel like the biggest noob when I have to post that I found them... or I won't tell you. For now, I'll continue charging my toothbrush on my nightstand and blow drying my hair in my bedroom using the closet doors (see above reflections?) as makeshift mirrors. No problem. I've got this.