When I married an HVAC technician last year, I never expected this
When I got married to a professional HVAC technician last year, I never expected that his schedule would be as bad as it is.
We met at the coffee shop on the corner one day when I was in there working and he was on a lunch break from all of his air conditioning repair calls.
He ordered an egg salad sandwich and I spilled coffee all over his HVAC uniform when I went to refill his cup. And, as they say, the rest is history! Now we are married and basically very happy except for the fact that he has to work a lot of nights and holidays because he ends up with the emergency calls. He always signs up to do the emergency heating and cooling calls because he likes helping people, but he also likes getting in all of the extra overtime pay on his paycheck. I will have to say that I thoroughly enjoy the overtime pay also, but I don’t know if it’s worth it to me to have him gone so many nights and weekends throughout the month. He says that after next year, he will get moved up in the rotation, and he won’t have to do so many emergency HVAC calls. I hope that’s true, because sometimes it’s hard having to spend holiday weekends by myself or with my sister because he’s out fixing some random person’s air conditioning system again. I guess I should have known that his schedule would be weird when we got married, but the life of an HVAC technician’s wife is different than I thought it would be.