I’ve been studying repair tips for heating and air conditioning lately. This has come as a surprise to many of my girlfriends, as they know that I am primarily a substitute teacher as my profession. However, I don’t work every day, and I certainly don’t work during weekends, summer breaks, or other holidays.

My husband does work all the time. He’s self-employed as an phone¬†technician. His business is currently in something of an awful place, where he’s got too much work to handle by himself, but not enough to justify hiring an employee and having a second full body around all the time.

So, I’ve been studying repair tips for heating and air conditioning online, through books, magazines, and any other way I can, including workshops at local hardware or home improvement stores. Last time I was there, I saw a truck outside for a local air conditioning cleaning company (http://www.alpineaircare.com) and left a note on his windshield to call me with questions. Hopefully he calls soon.

Sometimes I imagine being an air conditioning technician and wonder what that life would be like, handing and holding tools, but sometimes I get to do an actual fix and learn things. Most of the time, I’m just in the truck handling emails and phone calls, but it helps.