Taking care of my mom

My mother is getting to an age where she needs someone there.

My wife and I do all we can for her.

She lives with us and you can find her relaxing in her room or lounging in her chair watching her programs. Other than that you can find her in the kitchen helping my wife or baking. With the holidays coming up I get excited because she bakes the best cookies. I don’t know what’s about them but they can not be beat by anyone. She moved in after my father passed 5 years ago. I wouldn’t want her anywhere else besides here with my wife and I. All those years struggling as a single mom, living paycheck to paycheck, on food stamps, making sure we had clothes, a roof over our head, etc. She deserves a life of happiness and I’m doing my best to give it to her. I love my mom, I really do but there is a downside. She always wants the thermostat set to 85 degrees. I turn the thermostat dial to more of a reasonable temperature of 70 degrees. This has been ongoing ever since fall hit. It is colder outside for sure but 85 degrees? I’m strongly thinking about putting a smart thermostat in so I can have more control. While I’m at work she can have it warmer but within an hour from me going home I can set the temperature to what the family is used to. I’ll have to ask my buddy Ryan how it works and the benefits. For now I’m going to buy a portable space heater for her bedroom. She can turn that heat up to 1000 degrees if she likes.