I got a call from my mom the other day that made my tear up.
- She told me that she and my dad were going to sell their old farmhouse.
I could not believe what I was hearing. This farmhouse has been in the family for three generations, and we all have so many memories there. She told me that it was too expensive to heat the place in the wintertime since it was never insulated properly. I told her that my husband and I would be willing to pitch in some money to get the house insulated, but she just brushed off my comment. She said that they spend more money heating their house each month than they do on all of their other bills combined. I told my husband about the phone call, and he immediately drove over to their house and talked to them about insulated the house and installing a better HVAC system throughout the house. It would save them a lot of money in the long run. My dad basically said that it was not worth the time or money and told my husband that they were moving no matter what. I am still heartbroken. My husband and I have discussed buying the farmhouse ourselves to keep it in the family, but we just do not have the finances right now. My sister said that she would talk to her husband about buying the old farmhouse as well. We really want to keep it in the family even if we have to invest some money into insulation and a new heating system.