At the heating corp, I could see the clouds gathering.
It was just about a matter of time before it started raining.
A phone call roused me from my train of thoughts. The caller was a homeowner who required duct cleaning and a gas fireplace repaired. My fellow HVAC repairman and the rest of the crew were out on a boiler installation that required them to lay the ductwork from scratch. With that kind of workload, they would be working on it the whole day. I hopped into the home services van and headed to the given address. It was a little further than I had expected but being the only heating provider in that part of the countryside I was not surprised. After inspecting the whole home heating system, I discovered that the gas furnace had some mechanical issues and the HVAC duct had a leak. All these issues had resulted in high energy bills despite the homeowners applying most of the energy-saving help tips they knew. The one they failed to do, which was an annual furnace/heater tune-up, was the genesis of all the problems they were facing. The only thing that was in good condition was their washable filter. By the time I finished all the repairs and maintenance, it had started raining heavily. The drive to the main road was treacherous because it was muddy, and the visibility was not so good because of the rain. Three hundred meters from the house, the van got stuck in the mud. I tried to get myself out of the muddy road, but I failed. The homeowner, who was probably watching me, noticed that I was stuck, and he came with his truck and pulled me out.