That year we celebrated Thanksgiving Day at our house, and my mother’s only brother and his family were present.
- My mother had told me to call the heating business more than five days before, but I had completely forgotten about it.
I remembered all about it when my uncle started talking about how he always ensures that his dual fuel system receives an annual furnace/heater tune-up. The discussion on heating equipment began when my mother reminded his brother about the house they both lived in when they started working. The house had an electric furnace for heating, but the summers were not so pleasant because the a/c was constantly breaking down, and they only had one portable fan. My uncle finally moved out to his studio apartment, and he was working as an HVAC technician by then. It was after his skills at the homeowner solutions business had improved and he was able to fix my mother’s a/c. I was surprised that he was once a heating contractor because I have always known him to be in the teaching profession. My mother suddenly turned to me and asked if I had called the HVAC supplier to have the unit in the guest room fixed. I thought the HVAC professional was only coming for a heat pump service, but now we had guests staying over, and the unit in that room was not working. My mother gave me a murderous look, but my uncle calmed her down and said he would get the quality heating equipment running in no time. Once we finished dinner, my uncle went ro work on the heating device, and in no time, he had restored indoor comfort.