I don't mean medications and therapy. I mean normal everyday stuff. Tonight (as has been other nights recently since it's been so cold), Wynter is cold. The house is on a slab and the ductwork is run under the house. It's very efficient. Except that the house is 40 years old and the ductwork that goes to the back of my house - my and Wynter's rooms - has rusted and collapsed. We could have it fixed by running ducts through the attic, but it's really not that big of a deal. I leave my door open so the heat from the rest of the house circulates into my room and I have flannel sheets on my bed. Wynter, on the other hand, keeps her door closed except when she is sleeping when she has it cracked. She's always complaining that she's cold. Her 'fix' for this is to turn up the heat to smoldering - which I don't realize until I feel like I'm going to melt. She still doesn't get heat in her room, so it just makes the rest of us hot. We have flannel sheets for her bed. She doesn't want them. She won't wear long sleeve shirts at all, although she will wear sweatshirts. She has lightweight jammies. She won't put on socks because they just make her feet sweat. She says the space heater - the one that will run me out of my room - only warms up the air under her bed. Put it up on your desk then. She says she did. Well, heat rises. Apparently not in this case, she says. Yeah, because physics is going to completely change just for you, my dear. It seriously gets old. According to her *nothing* works for her that works for the rest of the population. From aches and pains to being cold. Nothing. So, now it's unfair that she has to be cold because I won't let her turn up the heat. Yet, she's the one that won't do the things that could make a difference. She doesn't want to. It's inconvenient. But, using the excuse that it doesn't work is what she goes with because she knows saying 'I don't want to' isn't going to fly. She just wants to turn up the heat and melt the rest of us. Yet, it's unfair to her. I'm so over this stuff. If she won't do the simple things to make her warm how is she ever going to do the hard things that it'll take to overcome her issues and be successful in life? I swear, I've never met someone so stubborn and so headstrong in their own self-defeat.