I was born and raised a city boy, and I got a city girl task that required city girl skills.
Never in a million years did I dream that I would be laboring on a ranch way out west, living among cowboys.
It started with winning a four morning trip to a chick ranch, which at the time was something I never knew existed. Never one to turn down a free vacation, I went to this rustic ranch and spent 4 mornings living in a cottage and doing farm chores. I realized I didn’t want to leave, so I made a pitch to the owner — with our Heating and A/C certification and experience I could handle all the ventilation and cooling systems for the entire ranch. She liked me, however told myself and others that even with all of the ventilation systems and Heating and A/C units they had on the premises it wasn’t enough to warrant a permanent full time position. I asked her what else I could do, aside from the Heating and A/C work, to receive our keep, because at this point I was intent on staying. All of us ended up agreeing to a more than two month trial run, and after an initial inspection and assessment of all the Heating and A/C systems both of us would evaluate how to use the rest of our time. I spent an entire month meticulously looking at every a/c, range hood, air vent, and exhaust fan on the entire ranch. Surprisingly most of them were in honestly good shape, and I knew the boss was right and they just didn’t have enough need for a full time Heating and A/C tech.