As a single guy and a uniformed military service member, my schedule is always jam packed around the clock. A few months ago, I moved into a condominium home and with my birthday approaching around the same time, I decided to give myself a personal gift to commemorate the special occasion. Consequently, on Christmas Day–of all days–I called up a mechanic battle buddy of mine to help me out by installing a remote-controlled feature to my central heating and cooling system. Upon notifying him, my fellow service member friend, who had been working on his HVAC certification during his off time, came right over to my place to diagnose everything. When he did, he assured me that the install would be no problem, and we scheduled a follow-on visit to get everything done that same, upcoming weekend. When the day finally came, my friend got to work upgrading the central unit, including the thermostat, so that it was remote compatible. All in all, in just a couple hours’ time the now-remote-controlled HVAC unit was up and running. Now, I would be able to adjust my unit from the comfort of my bed or any other distance at times where going to the thermostat would be inconvenient. Grateful for my friend’s willingness to help another brother out, I agreed to repay him by providing a torque-related upgrade to his engine that he’d been wanting done for some time now. Ultimately, I was grateful that he could help me with something that I wanted very much and that I was likewise able to do the same for him.
July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020