I feel like a jerk for making my friend sleep out in the garage, but it was the only way to restore normalcy to my home.
I have a friend named Bo, who was recently kicked out of his house by his wife. There is no chance she will take him back, it was brutal. Bo had no money and no place to go. He asked to stay on my couch for a couple of days, and after consulting with my wife I said he could. A week later Bo was still here, with no prospects for anywhere else to go. I said if he wanted to stay long-term Bo would have to stay in the garage, so my family and I could get back to normal. The only problem was that the ductwork for the HVAC system did not connect to the garage, so it was dangerously cold out there. I went to the store and hunted for the best space heater I could find, but those cost too much money so I went to a pawn shop instead. There I found a nice garage heater, which is a variant model of space heater, for half the price I found in other stores. I didn’t bother to ask Bo to help pay for the heater, because I knew he had no money. I want to be a good friend, but providing Bo with food, water, comfort, and heating is a lot to ask, so I hope he leaves soon. I can’t bring myself to kick him out, but I pray that he goes away!