I’ve never gotten along with my mother in law.
- And that has certainly not changed an iota since she moved down here.
My father in law passed away a few years ago. He was actually a great guy and we had a nice relationship. My wife was devastated by the loss. But my mother in law was simply worried about upgrading the HVAC equipment so she could sell that house. Look, we all deal with grief in our own unique way. But that seemed rather disconnected to me. Yet, that’s sort of an encapsulation of the way that lady can be. Once she got the new HVAC unit installed in her home, she sold it for a very good price. Before the closing even happened, she had a smaller house picked out that was just ten minutes from us. The HVAC emphasis here is much different than where she lived all her life. Up there, it was all about the HVAC heating. Down here of course, it’s not so much about the heating. The summer and the HVAC cooling are the big deals around here. When she was buying the house down here, I tried to give my input since I’d been through it a few times in this region. It was clear that the HVAC equipment was not up to the task. But like always, she thought I was just being an idiot. That’s always nice to get from your mother in law who lives right around the corner, right? So when the HVAC unit promptly stopped working right after she moved in, I almost decided that could be her problem. Loving my wife softened my stance and I helped arrange for the best HVAC contractor to take care of her heating and cooling needs.