This is my favorite time of year, for so many different reasons. I love getting together with my friends and family, enjoying delicious food and drink, and reflecting on the year gone by. I love exchanging gifts with people, and if I have the spare time, it is a great time to volunteer at local soup kitchens and homeless shelters. I am fully possessed by the goodness and energy of the holiday season, even though I usually work 10 to 12 hour days throughout the entire month. I don’t mind the long hours, because I can make more money in one month than I normally do in 6 months. I am an HVAC technician, specializing in making fast and economical repairs to heating and cooling systems. I don’t sell new equipment, I don’t do full system installations or ductwork replacement, all I do is get the machines up and running again. During the winter, when so many people has company, everyone wants their heating systems and furnaces to be working well. I will even go do emergency HVAC repairs on Christmas eve or day, because I can charge up to triple my normal rate and people are happy to pay it. I get very little sleep for the month, because I am either celebrating the holidays with people, or working hard on heating systems. Once January finally rolls around, I will usually take a week off to relax and recharge my batteries, which is one of the many great things about owning and operating my very own HVAC repair business.