Having a family reunion is great, especially with our family! Every one of us always have the reunion at our aunt’s house, as he has this crucial living room part and a gigantic table he found in an estate sale. The table could actually sit twenty people or more, it’s so big! While he doesn’t mind hosting the reunion though, he always catches static from our mom and Mom because of how cold he keeps his house. One year, I asked him why he prefers it to be as cold inside as it is outside, and he laughed. He explained that trying to heat his house would cost a fortune, and that it’s infinitely easier (and cheaper) for almost everyone to just wear another layer of clothes. I thought he was exaggerating about the costs of heating his home, until he showed me what his average utility bill looked like. I couldn’t guess it! He said the size of the rooms in the house made it incredibly taxing for any heat to linger. I told him he could just invest in a small part heater, and he laughed again, saying part gas heating systems are incredible fire hazards. The following year, our aunt had bought two mini-heaters, and had them directly behind our mom and Mom’s chairs at the table. The guy has a sense of humor, no doubt about it.