My parents owned a beautiful house for many years, and I have so many memories as a child in that house. I wish that they did not have to sell it, but it was time. My parents are getting older, and they were not able to take care of the big, old house that they lived in. I offered to let them come live with me, and they readily accepted. They both knew that they needed help doing day to day task, and I would be able to help them. I have a finished basement where my parents live which allows them to feel independent. I check on them everyday to make sure that they are doing okay. They also share a garage with me which has been a point of contention. They are used to having an attached, heated garage, but my garage is detached from my house, and it is not heated. They have trouble with the cold, so they tend not to want to go anywhere because the garage is so cold. I told them that I would start their vehicle a couple minutes before they wish to leave so that it is warm, but they think it is a waste of fuel. I really would like them to get out more, so I have been trying to heat my garage at least a little bit. I bought a kerosene heater that I put in the garage. I turn it on early in the morning, so the garage is warm by the time my parents want to go out. I think it is working because they have went out quite a bit more since I started heating the garage. Their logic about it is funny, but I am glad that they are happy.