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.