I cannot remember how often I put things off until the last minute. I am starting to guess that this is how I operate the best. I guess a lot of us perfect procrastination in college. We learn how to work best under pressure. We enroll in as many classes as the college will allow to optimize our tuition. Then when it’s time for the work to be turned in, every one of us have to turn to a plan of need. I have to or need to do a certain thing. Whether every one of us wait until the last minute because of our hectic schedule or because every one of us need the pressure to work our best procrastination can often lead to unnecessary cost or inconveniences. I experienced this first hand when I was planning a trip while I was in chilly weather. I was concerned that the pipes would burst in the home while every one of us were away while I was in the chilly weather. I didn’t want to leave the heating plan running as normal so that every one of us could conserve energy and save some on our utility cost. Of course, it is tempting to save a little on the electric bill by turning off the heat while I was in this time. I rationalized that using the heat plan while I was in this time is less extravagant than a plumbing service task if pipes freeze and burst; At the last minute, I did some investigating into the best ways to prevent pipes from bursting! One chance was to keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both while I was in the afternoon and at evening! Since I would be away while I was in chilly weather, the suggested temperature to leave the heat on in our home, is to set the temperature no lower than 55° F.