When I daughter came home this past winter for two weeks we were excited to have her visit.
Ever since graduating college she has lived in the city and we miss her a lot.
It seems that her visits are farther apart and we realize that once she settles down they will be even less frequent. Part of the reason that she doesn’t come home is that she feels that living in the country is no longer something that she wants to do so we were grateful for the time spent. I did notice however after a few days that she seemed very tired and I wondered if she was having some sort of medical issue. When I asked her about it one morning she said that she was having trouble sleeping because she felt uncomfortable in the house. I had to laugh when she said that she felt the house was haunted and that something was trying to chase her away. I chalked this up to her overactive imagination and the fact that she watches true life ghost stories all the time. She didn’t appreciate my laughter and said that she could feel cold drafts in the house and hear strange creaking noises during the night. Of course these were easily explained because the cold draft that came from the air vents when the furnace kicked on was normal and so or the creaking noises that came from the element heating up. These were all normal to us and we never even paid attention to them and I guess she didn’t either when she lived home many years ago. The apartment where she lives now has radiant heating in the floors so she never experiences any of that either.