Being at the corporate offices and inside the zone controlled HVAC there was like the finish line for me in a lot of ways. I worked for the same company for nearly 15 years before getting to the spot with near perfect commercial HVAC. So leaving it was not at all what I wanted to do. In fact, I had moved so much over all the years I worked for the company, I was ready to put down roots. And it was sort of understood that I’d finally be able to buy a house and be done with moving. That’s the way I approached it when I bought my home and had the HVAC equipment replaced along with other renovations. Before the house was even complete, I met the woman who would become my wife as she was a native of the area. It all looked as though it was all going to plan. I would have a lovely place to live with just about the best quality heating and air money could buy. It sure beats living in all those apartments and condos while being on the move for the company. But once the pandemic happened, things changed. The company definitely took it in the teeth over the first 18 months of the pandemic. We were all working from home with our own air conditioning for much of that time. Once we were back in the office, I was called into the big bosses right away. They wanted me to move north to save a regional office that was failing. It wasn’t so much a request as it was a demand. But man, I struggled so hard trying to tell my wife that her future would have a gas furnace in it.