This year, I was lucky enough to spend a good amount of time at my parent's house for the Thanksgiving holiday. It's been nice to see the family dog, eat home-cooked foods and spend time with my folks.
Yesterday evening, I stayed up late with my mom, planning our Thanksgiving menu and chatting about what was going on in each of our lives. It's really nice to be able to see my parents, since I don't get to do so very often. But I forgot one thing about my parents' house since I moved out: it's always really warm.
Of course it's nice to spend time in a toasty environment, especially when it's freezing cold and windy outside, but my parents can get a little excessive about it. Even though there's only a thin blanket on the bed in my childhood bedroom, I was having a hard time getting to sleep when I first arrived.
After my second nearly sleepless night at home, I remembered that there's an electric fan in the closet of my bedroom. I got the fan out, and plugged it in. I was thrilled to see that it still worked perfectly even after years of abandonment.
Since I remembered about the fan, I have been sleeping much more comfortably, because my room is still nice and warm, just no longer oppressively hot. It's amazing what kind of difference this little appliance can make over how comfortable you are.
I'm happy that I got to spend some time at home for Thanksgiving this year, and since I got the fan, I'm sleeping very well in my parents' house.
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