Having a family reunion is great, especially with my family. We always have the reunion at my uncle’s house, as he has this huge living room space and a gigantic table he found in an estate sale. The table could easily sit twenty people or more, it’s so big! While he doesn’t mind hosting the reunion though, he always catches static from my mom and dad 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 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 believe it! He said the size of the rooms in the house made it incredibly difficult for any heat to linger. I told him he could just invest in a small space heater, and he laughed again, saying space heaters are incredible fire hazards. The following year, my uncle had bought two mini-heaters, and placed them directly behind my mom and dad’s chairs at the table. The man has a sense of humor, no doubt about it.