This actually totally helps understand better. The MP request was genius. Along with the photos I think I understand. Seems like most people have an oasis back from the street with the nice courtyard and whatnot. For some reason I thought B lived more in the heart of the city in a high rise or something. His house looks really sweet. I can see why it's nice to visit!
Yeah, Liz, you got it (about the oasis)! So his family used to live in a high rise more in the city, but they moved a couple years ago to be closer to his grandparents. His mom is an only child and she feels responsible for taking care of her parents now that they're getting older.