It seems everyone, at one time or another, has had “Tim Taylor” disease. You know, where just like the Home Improvement character Tim Taylor, we think that when it comes to our gadgets we need to have the ones that have more power, more features and are the most complex. This seems to run true whether you’re talking cell phones, computers, washing machines, televisions, or even thermostats. With the weather turning chillier we needed to reset our thermostat this past week, and as it turns out that’s no easy task. First we had to locate the nearly inch thick operating manual, then work our way through clock settings, fan settings, energy star settings, program schedules and, well you get the idea. Whatever happened to on/off, heat or cool? We’ve even experienced this with something as simple as replacing a wood burning fireplace. Every company we contact wants to up-sell us to a unit that has all kinds of bells and whistles, and only costs a mere $4 to $5 thousand. We just want a simple, yet attractive, fireplace unit for our front room. We don’t need or want the Lamborghini of fireplaces. Ah well, we better get used to it, because a cure for “Tim Taylor” disease doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon.