Recently, I went blind from Glaucoma. I’m actually writing this via voice text and having my brother publish it for me. I probably could have saved my vision if it was discovered early on, but I don’t like going to doctors and figured I would be fine. I started feeling pain and pressure in my eyes and it just got worse and then eventually my vision became severely blurred and I eventually went blind altogether. Now that I am blind, it is a very different life for me. Fortunately, my brother always comes over to help me out with things. He’s very concerned about the upkeep of my home and he makes sure to help me with my HVAC system maintenance. He even made sure to get me a nice smart thermostat that has voice commands so that I can control my HVAC system just by telling it to go to a certain temperature. I must say, I really appreciate that smart thermostat, as it would be difficult for me to adjust the settings otherwise when I’m feeling nippy or too hot. The other thing I love about the smart thermostat is that it automatically adjusts the settings to what I prefer. Since I am basically always home, I don’t need to change it very often unless I get a hot flash or something like that. Sometimes I love to just open the windows to allow a cool breeze to come through the house. While it’s not easy being blind, I am learning to get by and with the miracle of today’s technology, it helps a great deal. I don’t know what I would do without my brother and this marvelous technology.