I should have known better than to agree to make a deal with my uncle.
This guy started his own HVAC company back in the day and he ended up getting rid of all the employees and just going solo. He would travel around to places to work on various HVAC systems. He worked on commercial HVAC systems too so it’s not to say that the man doesn’t have skills. The thing is, he mostly lives out of motels and places that he can easily be on his way. For a long while he has been living in an RV that he drives in and tries to land short term contracts with different places of business where he can work on their commercial HVAC systems. He gets excellent reviews for his services, but I should have known better when he asked if he could stay with us for awhile. He promised to pay a certain amount of rent and he also said he would install a new gas fireplace for free! That was the thing, he knew that I loved fireplaces and always wanted something like that, and I couldn’t turn him down. My wife was really disappointed but she also loved the idea of having a new fireplace in our home. Well, it took him months to even get started with the gas fireplace before he ended up being on his way. I almost thought he wasn’t even going to install the gas fireplace even though the materials for it were already purchased a long time ago. He kept saying he was business with his work and he would get around to it. He did, but it was not a pleasant experience having him live with us for those few months.