I was supposed to have the day off work on Saturday, but my boss called to ask me for help.
One of the scheduled HVAC technicians did not show up to work and my boss needed someone to help with an installation job.
The installation job was right around the corner from my apartment. It’s the reason why my boss thought I would be willing to offer a helping hand. I was planning to go fishing with my friends, but we weren’t scheduled to leave until the afternoon. I offered to work for a few hours in the morning. I packed up my truck and drove to the jobsite. I met the HVAC technician. She was already removing the existing equipment to make room for the new HVAC unit. She was a new employee and I never worked with her. We only have two female HVAC technicians and they usually work together. Jennifer was sick and Peggy would have been forced to complete the entire installation job alone. I lended a helping hand and we got a lot of the job finished before I left after lunch. I had just enough time to pack the cooler with sandwiches and beer before my buddies arrived to pick me up. I really wanted to go fishing, so I’m glad the job didn’t take all day. I caught a 22 lb bass at the base of the river. It’s probably the biggest fish I ever caught in the river and it put up one hell of a fight. It took an hour to get him on the boat.