We have a couple among our friends that we have been growing really close to.
We are at their house all of the time, and we do things together all of the time. The level of trust between us has really grown. For instance, this week, my wife and I are house-sitting for them. They have nobody else who can watch their house while they are gone, and they trust us enough to ask us to do it. It was the middle of winter, and their house was a bit closer to my job too! When we first walked in, my friend showed me where the thermostat was but didn’t tell me anything about the heating system or how to set it. Apparently, he thought I was capable of handling the programming of the thermostat on my own. When they left, it felt a bit chilly for my tastes, so I walked over to the thermostat and adjusted the temperature. I waited to hear the window start blowing out of the vents, but I didn’t hear anything. Then I noticed that there were no vents! It wasn’t until I started to feel the floor become very warm that I realized that they had radiant heated flooring. They had decided not to use a furnace, which meant that all of their heat came through the floor. It was a very even heat, and I preferred it more than a furnace! Feeling the heat on my toes was wonderful! I pulled a blanket onto the ground and laid there as the heating system heated up my entire body. I kind of hope that they never come back!