I was fed up with the city and wanted some time away.
Work was crazy, but lucky for me, it was time for my annual leave.
As I was thinking about isolated places to go and unwind, my phone rang. It was my grandparents who didn’t sound happy at all. Grandma asked me why I lived not so far away, and it had been ages since I drove down to see them. They lived in a farming community about three hours from the city where I worked. The phone call to me was the universe answering my question of where to go to relax. The farm was located in the most magical setting and even had a stream cutting across it. I promised grandma and grandpa I was going over and left the following day. I got to the farm and noticed several changes everywhere. One of the biggest was the radiant floor heating all over the lovely farmhouse. The last time I’d been there, they had an AC unit that kept breaking down. I recall asking grandpa when he would replace the unit since it was on its last leg. Grandpa and grandma had finally accepted the system was done and gotten floor heating. The house felt so wonderful since it was late fall and the temperature was already dropping. I inquired about the cost of installing the radiant floor heating and realized my grandparents had spent a small fortune to get it done correctly. But, it was worth it because they now seemed so relaxed walking around barefoot in the house despite the weather getting colder outside.