I spend the last days of fall preparing and stocking up for winter. My wife had won custody of their eight-year-old daughter, Jael, from her ex-husband, and this was going to be her first winter experience, and we wanted to make it as comfortable as possible. I contacted the HVAC dealer and scheduled a furnace/heater tune-up. We needed an HVAC repairman to thoroughly check the furnace and do a furnace/heater repair where necessary. It was a little nerve-wracking for me because I had previously met Jael twice, and I did not know how the dynamic of our relationship would be once she moved in with us. When I met her, she was pleasantly polite, like how a child usually is to a stranger, and I was hoping that would change for the better. The furnace/heater installation was our best decision regarding whole home heating. The hydronic heating system not only provided quality heating but was also a cheaper alternative. The HVAC tech and a digital temperature control system were a game-changer for us. Before the HVAC provider installed the quality HVAC equipment, we used a portable space heater for additional heating during the cold months. Other than matters concerning the HVAC business, I was anxious about having Jael because I was unsure how receptive she would be to me. We did not have a child of our own, and I was hoping that Jael and I would have a good relationship. We were even waiting for her to come and choose the color we would paint her bedroom. I was hoping that she would see me as her second father with time.