I had to work on Friday afternoon and I knew it was going to be one hell of a day.
I saw the schedule on Friday night as there were 17 commercial and residential tasks scheduled on a day when 10 or 12 is the normal number.
I was in the shop in the afternoon when one of our commercial HVAC clients called with a service request. I knew the commercial customer well. The lady was frustrated because half of the dryers in her laundromat were not working. It seemed like a problem with the gas and I knew that we could help. The commercial HVAC customer is one of our best, because she owns a huge laundromat and has more than 2,000 ft of building space. I thought that the commercial HVAC service request might be easy, but the commercial service took me all day to complete. There were numerous issues with the gas lines. It seemed like they all decided to crack at the same time. I had to order parts and materials that did not arrive until 2:00 in the afternoon and that’s when I particularly started with the repair. All afternoon I helped out with other repairs and then I got stuck working all day on the HVAC commercial customer. I did not mind working at the laundromat. I like the way that the laundry soap and fabric softener smells. It’s a nostalgic smell from my childhood that I cannot seem to forget, and fresh linen, flowers, and lavender make me think of my mom.