My son had been telling me he wanted to be a HVAC technician ever since he was a little boy.
He would get out his toy tools and pretend he was tearing the air conditioning unit apart. He would also help me clean out the air ducts and he would pretend to repair the air vents. One afternoon, I thought he had left the house, but I found him downstairs just staring at the furnace. He was only seven, but he told me he was going to be a HVAC technician just like his Uncle Charlie. He wanted to learn why a furnace made the house warm and the air conditioner made the house cool. I couldn’t believe how serious he was. I was fairly certain he was going to change his mind by the time he was in high school, but I was wrong. When he went to high school, he was still telling me how one day he was going to be a HVAC technician. I think I realized this wasn’t going to be a passing phase, but was a serious thought in his head. He was going to go to HVAC technical school after graduation and become a HVAC technician just like Uncle Charlie. He even went so far as to talk to the owner of the HVAC company and ask if he could get a job with them. I guess that there are times when the brain knows exactly what it wants long before it is old enough to understand why. Ten years after graduation and getting his HVAC certification, my son was honored with being the top HVAC technician in the state.