Recently, my wife and I decided to invest in a new house.
The main reason why we chose to do this was to have my mother stay with us.
She is getting up there in her years, and I don’t actually trust a nursing home to take care of her. I have heard horror stories about those nursing homes, and I don’t want her to have to suffer in her final years. So we purchased a house that has an in-law suite with it’s own kitchen and everything. There is also HVAC zone control so she can crank up the heating system as much as she wants without affecting our part of the household. There is also a really nice fireplace in the living room area. Even though my mom loves her own area of the house, she prefers resting in front of the fireplace in her rocking chair while she knits. She loves to knit all kinds of things like socks, sweaters, and scarves. She has made my wife and I all kinds of things like that while she rests in front of the fireplace. Sometimes I will just relax there with her and just talk about things while listening to the crackling noise of the fireplace. I really can’t blame her for loving that spot so much because it truly is comfortable and relaxing. Sometimes my mother will make us all some delicious hot cocoa as well. She makes it better than anybody else, and I love it when she does that. A lot of the time, my wife, my mom and I will all just be relaxing in front of the fireplace sipping on that good hot cocoa.