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How my Nest Thermostat Install Went

TL;DR: What should have taken less than 10 minutes killed my whole fucking evening

  • Shut thermostat power: 1 second
  • Remove old thermostat: 1 minute
  • Attach Nest back plate and hook up wires: 3 minutes
  • Attach Nest: 1 second
  • Turn thermostat power back on: 1 second
  • Watch Nest green LED blink; no power on display: 8 minutes
  • Shut power and recheck wires in base: 2 minutes
  • Watch Nest green LED blink; no power on display: 10 minutes
  • [simultaneously look up troubleshooting guides online]
  • Try once more; let LED blink; no power on display: 15 minutes
  • Try troubleshooting method of plugging Nest into USB port on computer: No display showing up. Wait 15 minutes to see if it needs battery charging before booting. Still no display.
  • Call Tech Support: Approx wait time 20 minutes; actual wait is 42 minutes before someone answers.
  • Run through everything with Tech Support guy: 20 minutes
  • Tech Support guy never heard of no display showing up when USB plugged in. He searches and consults coworkers. Finally advised the unit is DOA and to return it to the 3rd party distributor on Amazon I bought it from
  • Drive to Home Depot to pick up a new one: 20 minutes
  • Pick up shelf placeholder and bring it to service desk: 2 minutes
  • Wait for moron at the service desk to decide to help me, then figure out where they keep the Nests: Approx time rounded to the nearest minute: Eternity
  • Drive home: 15 minutes
  • Open box, pull out thermostat, attach it to previous base/wiring already done earlier: 8 seconds
  • Turn power on: Nest boots right up
25 Free Fourth of July Printables

The following is an excerpt from a post featured on Pretty My Party and written by blogger Cristy Mishkula, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Moms.

In less than a week, it will be time to celebrate the Fourth of July! Here are 25 Free Fourth of July Printables to get you started as you prepare a fun BBQ or Summer gathering for the holiday!

* Fourth of July Photo Booth Props (Free Printables): Capturing Joy by Kristen Duke
* Free Printable Fourth of July Trivia Cards and Utensil Holders: Yellow Bliss Road
* Free Vintage Fourth of July Printables: The 36th Avenue
* Fourth of July Printables: The Girl Creative
* Patriotic Photo Booth Printables: Strawberry Mommycakes for I Heart Naptime
* Fourth of July Bunting Banner: How to Nest For Less
* Patriotic Drink Umbrellas: The Crafted Sparrow
* Fourth of July Watercolor Printable: Uncommon Designs
* Fourth of July Printable Tags and Labels: The Girl Who Ate Everything
* Free Printable Sparkler Holder: Anders Ruff
* Fourth of July Soda Bottle Labels: The Idea Room
* Free Fourth of July Printables: B. Lovely Events
* Fourth of July Printables: Perfectly Printables Card Design
* Fourth of July Cupcake and Mason Jar Toppers: Pretty Providence
* Fourth of July Paper Cones Free Printable: Lia Griffith
* Free Patriotic Printable: Landeelu
* Free Fourth of July Word Search: Design Dining Diapers
* Free Fourth of July Printables: The Elli Blog
* Fourth of July Printables: Every Day Cheer
* Fourth of July Subway Art: Our Knight Life
* Free Fourth of July Printable Sign: Love From the Oven
* Celebrate Freedom Free Printable: Bombshell Bling
* Sweet Land of Liberty Free Printable: Love the Day for Design Dazzle
* Fourth of July Paper Bag Printables: Julep – Minted
* Fourth of July Free Printable Tags: Tatertots & Jello

For more Fourth of July fun, visit Pretty My Party!