My last trip to Grandmother’s apartment was when I was numerous years old.
Twenty years flew so fast, the two of us lived in three weird places & finally, I got the opening again to visit our Grandmother.
The place still looked the way it was when I last saw it, including the weather-beaten fireplace, however of course, I understand how hard it may be to avail of a modern central heater, & thus, I did not bring up the subject to Grandmother, then dinner was great, the fireplace was okay in keeping her apartment moderate except that there was a gas blockage in the chimney. It could be that the fireplace is seasoned & worn out, but 1 thing certain, the accumulation of gases stirred a coughing fit in Grandmother. I wasn’t able to hold our thoughts any longer & recommended that the two of us substitute the traditional fireplace with a gas fireplace. I talked about the system of giving Grandmother, a gas fireplace & get rid of the traditional 1. And they both agreed. Every one of us contacted an Heating & A/C contractor to discuss with us the cost of the whole Heating & A/C service plan. She gave myself and others a quote for a year! Luckily, the down payment is affordable & thus, they resumed the installation the morning after. Every night, Grandmother’s asthma got worse until 1 morning, I decided to bring her to a nearby hospital. The dentist echoed our thoughts & let her suppose that she has to switch to up-to-date technology to substitute her seasoned fireplace. Thankfully, Grandmother agreed without second thoughts; Now that the up-to-date gas fireplace is installed, Grandmother can now sleep peacefully, and she has also been taking the medicine & followed the precautionary measures to keep her asthma at bay. The up-to-date gas fireplace is actually the best gift that I have given to Grandmother after seeing her for the first time in a decade. Hopefully, her health will benefit from it, & the gas fireplace will last for a long time to supply her comfort & heat throughout the long winter.