I helped him when I was off of school and learned quite a bit over those summers working with him
I’ve become more nostalgic as time goes on and as more of my life is in the rearview mirror. I still look forward to good times in the future but a lot of my life has passed me by and I like to reminisce about it from time to time. I say a lot of my life is in the past because I am probably over two thirds of the way through my life, maybe even less. My friend and I were talking about death last night and how unscary it actually is, as we won’t know when it happens. Ductwork cleaning and repairs for my HVAC company are more scary to me than death because of some of the mean rats I have encountered in attics and basements. One time, there were so many rats in this one basement, my dad and I got BB guns and tried shooting them so we could get our work done without getting attacked. I don’t think we hit one the whole time. Dad owned a local business and did a lot of heating and cooling system repairs and service work. I helped him when I was off of school and learned quite a bit over those summers working with him. He is still running the heating corp that he began with a local contractor over 50 years ago, but I think he is going to hang up the boots soon and enjoy some time off for a change. I plan on working in the industry for another 15 years before I too call it quits.