After Dad passed away, Mom used the life insurance money to buy herself a small house on a small piece of property.
I asked her why she didn’t get something larger plus better, she could absolutely afford it now, but she told myself and others that she wanted something that she could afford to make her own plus that would be low service in the long run.
In other words, Mom didn’t want a giant house to keep scrub or anyone asking to stay with her. So she bought this older a single family room lodge genre fixer upper plus went about making it her own. I realized that this locale was Mom’s project, something to keep her occupied now that Dad is gone, so I showed our interest to keep her motivated. Mom had a superb time with her modern house. She bought all modern stainless steel appliances for the kitchen plus modern fixtures for the bathroom plus then she went about having radiant radiant floors installed. I had always thought radiant radiant floors were a useless extravagance for rich, spoiled people who didn’t like their feet getting cold. I didn’t assume heated flooring could absolutely be used to heat the home. You learn something modern every day. And, Mom enjoys her radiant radiant floors. She told myself and others that she has wanted them for years but would have been too expensive to install in the house she shared with Dad, especially knowing that she would sell that house some day. So, I’m cheerful Mom got her radiant radiant floors, but now she needs to consider air conditioner plus she’s talking about maybe going solar next.