But here we were, experiencing the most delightful indoor heating at my parents house.
Sometimes I worry about going to visit my family. I think that everybody has complicated relationships with their kin. Even when you get older, your relationships can be very complicated and strained thanks to all of your shared history together. It is very difficult for people to view each other in the present circumstances after 40 years of knowing each other under different conditions. This is why I always have to warn my wife about my parents – they do not think I’m an adult. I guess that’s why they never mentioned their radiant heated floors to me. Apparently, last year they went through a full heating system renovation when they tore out their forced air furnace and they installed radiant heated flooring throughout the house. I would have asked a lot of questions about their indoor air handling device replacement, had they told me that the heating, cooling, and ventilation system was being completely upgraded. Instead, I found out the hard way. When my wife and I walked into their house I immediately noticed that the heating was different. I asked my parents about their furnace and they finally told me about the radiant heated flooring. Now, my wife has always had a strange preoccupation with getting radiant heated floors. I really did not want to give her another reason to obsessively pester me about replacing are forced air furnace with heated floors. But here we were, experiencing the most delightful indoor heating at my parents house. The funny thing is, my parents still wouldn’t talk to me about the indoor air handling device upgrade… But they were more than happy to answer all of my wife’s questions about the radiant heated floors. Apparently they still see me as a child, but not her.