People tend to develop quirks as they get older. They get set into a certain habit of doing things, and it takes an act of God to dissuade them from it. I guess when you’ve lived long enough, you’re justified in having things your way for the remainder of your life. You’ve put up with all the crap that life has thrown at you and now it’s time to relax and enjoy yourself, I get it. However, whenever I visited my grandparents home lately, I found that they set an unbearably low temperature on the thermostat. I don’t remember them preferring it ice cold in my younger years, but now they insist on it. I try to avoid arguments over the thermostat with them whenever I visit. It is their home after all. However, when it’s just as cold in the winter, that’s where I draw the line. Our winters are not necessarily mild around here, so I downright fear for their safety whenever they insist on setting such low temperatures when it’s already below freezing outside. What are they thinking? Their furnace is admittedly pretty old and has seen better days, so I decided to do something for them. I bought some portable space heaters for them to set up in their various rooms. This way they could at least have some effective source of heat during the worst of the winter. The last time I visited their home, space heaters were still set up everywhere, so I guess they are using them. I hope they’re not just taking them out for my benefit before I arrive!