My mother-in-law was a tough cookie, as she tells everyone she wants nothing done for her.
She says she’ll eat anything, but she taste tests it before eating, and last week she complained about how cold it was in her bedroom.
My fiance was bending over backwards to keep her comfortable. On his way home from work, he stopped by the home center and bought an area heater for her. The area heating system had every comfort and safety feature you could get for an area heater. She used it one night and told him to get it out of her bedroom. It made too much noise, didn’t heat well enough, and she thought it was ugly. He took that area heating system back to the store after work and looked for another one. This one had all the safety and comfort features, however it was almost $55 more. He hooked up the area heating system that evening, and it had her room moderately warm within fifteen minutes. When we got up the next afternoon the area heating system was laying out in the hallway. She told our fiance that if that is the best they had at that store, she would rather freeze to death. I wanted to tell her that she was an ungrateful witch, however my fiance grabbed my hand. He packed up the area heating system and took it back to the store and he found an oil-filled area heating system that looked like an aged iron radiator. I thought it was ugly, but she enjoyed it. My fiance set the area heating system in her room and set the control unit. She slept all night, and told my fiance she liked it, but that he didn’t need to buy it.