Richard had been in the HVAC business since he was twenty-five.
Through this line of work, he met the love of his life.
It was a story right off a storybook. Back then, he worked as an HVAC repairman for a local HVAC provider. Julia contacted them in search of a quality HVAC. Her parents had tasked her with finding an HVAC unit with the new HVAC technology at the time. Every HVAC professional was out on an HVAC installation job, and he was the only one in a position to attend to her. He started by introducing several HVAC brands, but Julia had already decided on one. To his surprise, she knew quite a bit about HVAC systems and was impressed by her choice of the new HVAC equipment and, more so, the reason for her selection. When he saw that Julia was very conversant with the subject, he wondered why Julia still did not look convinced. She admitted that she was having trouble deciding whether they should replace their analog temperature regulator, even though it was not her fault. Richard, a young twenty-eight-year-old man, took it as his cue to impress her by telling her all about the programmable thermostat and how it would be beneficial to them and help with indoor comfort. After their encounter, Richard did not see her again until two years later. He met her at what he learned was her parents during an HVAC maintenance. They forged a friendship that later developed into courtship from that moment. It has now been twenty-two years of marriage and the rest, as they say, is history.