My mother and I used to look forward to Black Friday shopping every year. We’d get up super early, take advantage of the great sales and try to complete all over Christmas shopping. In the area where we live, the month of November is often cold and snowy. We were usually required to bundle up in wool coats, winter boots and had to scrape the ice off the windshield of the car. Because of difficulties parking, we’d be forced to walk a long ways to reach the mail, through brutal weather. By the time we stepped inside the mall, we’d be shivering and anxious to take advantage of the heating system. Unfortunately, the mall was always extremely overheated. We’d get stuck carrying our heavy coats around, sweating profusely. With an abundance of vents in every store, it was impossible to escape the blast of overheated air. My mother and I quickly became exhausted and were anxious to leave. The overuse of the commercial heating system is the reason we no longer go Black Friday shopping. We now shop from home, completely online. This is much more convenient. There’s no need to bundle up, search for a parking place or fight the crowds. We don’t strain our backs carrying heavy packages, but have everything delivered to our front doors. I typically shop in my pajamas while sipping a cup of coffee. I am in control over the thermostat, so I always enjoy the perfect temperature. It doesn’t matter if it’s snowing with subzero conditions or an unexpected heatwave, I access my wireless thermostat through my smartphone and easily make adjustments.