They told him he was to go to the new restaurant, and install an air conditioning unit in the dining room
I was talking to my dad last week, and I told him I had finally passed my HVAC certification test. Grandpa came into the room and congratulated me. He took dad and I into the basement where he was currently living, and headed to the backroom. He brought out an old tool bag and handed it to me. He said they were his original HVAC tools. I didn’t know grandpa was an HVAC technician. No one ever hinted at it. I was surprised my dad hadn’t told me grandpa was an HVAC technician. Grandpa was talking about the first time he repaired an air conditioning unit. He said he had never seen one, but he had learned about them in school. They were much bigger back then than they are now. He said they were noisy and only cooled the room it was in, and just a part of it, but people were happy to get one. Up until then, they had AC in stores and movie theaters. If you were fortunate enough to be rich, you may be able to have air conditioning in your house, but it didn’t happen often. He was called into the office as soon as he got into the HVAC office. They told him he was to go to the new restaurant, and install an air conditioning unit in the dining room. He said it was the closest he had gotten to an air conditioning, and he was so nervous and anxious, that he almost forgot to take his tools in with him. Dad was smiling, and I think I was in shock, still trying to figure out why no one had told me grandpa was an HVAC technician.