Sometimes I feel guilty when I realize my secretary puts in longer hours at work than I do.
She is at the office when I get in, and she is still there when I leave.
I take off early so I can go to the local community college and teach an HVAC class. I enjoy being an HVAC instructor, and my wife has no problems with me doing the work. We have gotten several really good HVAC technicians out of that class. Since my secretary is my wife, it makes it easier for her to understand. Last week, she put in almost seventy hours in the HVAC company. She does all the scheduling and handles all the billing. I’m not sure what I would do if she didn’t work with me. I am always telling her how much I appreciate everything she does. Last week, she called me at class and said there was an emergency HVAC call that she didn’t know how to handle. My mother called and said her furnace was off, and she couldn’t get it to turn on. I told her to send our son, but he was already on another emergency HVAC call. We talked about other HVAC technicians, but no one was available. I took my entire class to my mom’s house and had them help me take care of my parents’ furnace. It was quite a learning experience, and a field trip to show them what really happened when you were an HVAC technician. My wife dealt with it all while watching our son in the playpen next to her.