I’ve always known my dad as a man who can fix it all. Growing up, my parents had respectable jobs that paid the bills and allowed us to live comfortably. We rarely went out to eat, we went on one vacation per year, and we never hired anyone to do anything for us around the house. Hired help was too frivolous. Because this was the only way I’d seen things done, I held the same mindset when I moved into my own home. Since I wasn’t knowledgeable on a lot of household things, I always called my dad. In the beginning, I think he enjoyed coming over and helping me fix things around the house. However, now that he’s retired and older, I feel bad calling him. I know he’d come and do what I ask, but I’d rather let him relax and not worry. When the weather began to get cooler, I knew I needed to do something about my HVAC system. I didn’t want to turn on the furnace before having everything serviced by an HVAC professional. I did a little online research and found a local HVAC company that seemed really friendly and personable. They charged more than the other companies I saw, but I didn’t want to get scammed or feel uncomfortable. The HVAC professional that came was wonderful and told me that my HVAC system seemed great. He also replaced my air filter for me and gave me suggestions on where to find more air filters at a discounted price. After my appointment, I felt really proud of myself for hiring someone other than my dad. I felt like an actual adult!