After Finishing my Tour of Duty with the military, I didn’t really know what I was going to do with my life. My wife and I had been married for 10 years, and we had two small sons who had traveled to four different destinations in their short lives. My wife and I decided to settle down about 15 minutes away from my parents. They were happy to have me close, and wanted to know their grandchildren much better. My parents offered to sit with the boys anytime we needed. I started looking for a civilian job, and found a surprising career working on A/C units. I learned how to work on heating and A/C units in the military, but I was hoping to find a different career as a civilian. There were so many different heating and A/C suppliers hiring in our area, so it was hard not to hand in several applications. I had several heating and A/C suppliers contact me for an interview, and I chose to go to work for a small family-owned heating and A/C firm. They offered me a decent wage, and a company truck. My wife and I were happy to have a steady paycheck coming in each week. After 6 months, the heating and A/C supplier decided to give me a pay raise and a job promotion. Nowadays, I spend most of my time performing quality checks on our other heating and A/C technicians. This type of work has provided a very nice life for my wife and my children.