She advised me to check the attic, and true to her suspicion, the insulation material was almost gone.
My grandma’s house was colder than I remember it being. I loved visiting grandma around Christmas because of her great ginger cookies and warm chocolate. She made everything with love, and it was fun sitting around the fire furnace listening to her stories. My grandma had the most soothing voice, and she told stories and left you with a lesson that lived with you for life. She was warm and caring, and of course, pampered us more than we needed. I was now older and in my college years, but I still loved seeing my grandma. She is now older and frail but still as warm and accommodating as ever. This one time I visited, when winter was beginning to show signs, I felt as though the house was too cold. Surprising, the furnace was on, and her caretaker also had the fireplace burning. I checked the thermostat to find out if it was faulty since I did not understand the cold weather. It turns out that the thermostat was working okay. I tried a few other common troubleshooting tricks, and none seemed to work. Finally, I called my AC expert friend in Tampa Bay, Florida, who advised me to check the insulation. I told her grandma’s house was old, and she suspected that the insulation material might be wearing off. She advised me to check the attic, and true to her suspicion, the insulation material was almost gone. With her situation, I bought a few foam insulating materials and had them installed in the attic. The house in Tampa Bay, Florida became warmer within a few hours of the installation, and they didn’t even need the fireplace anymore. Grandma was happier and even got to be her old cheerful self. It seems as though the cold was depressing her before.