hello wayneat49, the watering of one zone multiple times is normal for smart watering. That is done to ensure water is properly absorbed into your lawn. As for why it watered based off of the details entered it probably saw that zone needed water. If you manually water some zones that would increase the soil moisture level of you zones and since you skipped zone three its level didn’t increase. So in other words just watch it for a few more days if it acts up just contact us, and please provide the mac address for your timer.