The thing that we both agree added to the misery the most was the lack of radiant flooring.
Last weekend when my partner and I went to visit family back home we ended up realizing a lot of things. It had been a very long time since we had been able to make it back home and during that time I think it is fair to say that we have become extremely spoiled. During this three day stay back at my parents house we stayed in a small guest room and felt miserable the entire time. Our misery had nothing to do with our parents, in fact they were most likely the highlight of the entire trip as we have always gotten along great. The thing that we both agree added to the misery the most was the lack of radiant flooring. It was so cold in our room that we had to go out and buy a mini portable heating and cooling unit just so we could get some restful sleep. Back at our house we had our radiant flooring put in several years ago, and over that time we had simply gotten so used to how well they kept us warm that we began to take it for granted. We had totally forgotten about the days when we felt like it was extremely important to have the local HVAC ventilation, heating and cooling company on speed dial in case our heating and cooling unit broke down yet again. It was great seeing our parents and my siblings over this short trip, but once we got back home we both agreed that the next time we meet up with family, they will be coming over to our place where there is some proper heating!