It can be truly frustrating having a hard headed partner. He is so stubborn that he will rarely admit when he is wrong. Then in order to get things done, I have to make everything seem as if it were his idea. That is, unless it comes to anything that will save him cash. He will go out of his way to save 5 cents on a gallon of gas, not realizing that he is wasting gas to do so. For this reason, it was a fairly straight-forward sell when it came time to replace our appliances. He signed up immediately; all the representative had to do was show him the chart and how much he could save on the energy costs. The new equipment will cost a small fortune to install. Despite that fact, he didn’t seem to mind. The twenty percent savings he was going to be getting long term was all he could recognize about was. Every one of us now have a new furnace that is completely controlled by a smart climate control unit. My partner insists on being in charge of the programming and I really don’t mind! I am just ecstatic that he agreed to the replacement so quickly. I wish I could find a way to have new shoes save us cash. At least they save my feelings and mood; that should be wonderful enough for him. I should be used to it I guess; as long as both of us have been married he has been this was. I will benefit from the replacement to the Heating and Air Conditioning system as well because the town home will be more comfortable and I will settle for that.