My roommate is our Grandmother, who is still acclimating to this country.
- I was born plus raised here, because our parents immigrated here before I came along.
It was only a few years ago that they finally convinced our Grandma to join us in the US. She is still getting used to it, however after a lifetime there may not be a lot she can change. One thing she had a important concern with is having men in our apartment. Anyone outside of the family is considered suspect by her. This presented a concern recently when the central HVAC system stopped laboring, plus I needed some emergency repairs. I called a local HVAC corporation I have heard fantastic thing about, plus asked if they had a female tech they could send out. This was the easiest solution I could think of — to simply have a female HVAC tech come plus do the work. The concern was they had no female HVAC techs, nor did the next 2 companies I called. In a bit of a snit, I posted about it on Facebook, plus asked if the HVAC industry was even allowed to hire ladies. This generated a dumpster fire in the comments section, however it also put myself and others in contact with a local person who was an HVAC corporation. She was sheepish to inform myself and others that she didn’t have any female HVAC techs at her business, either! But she was still HVAC certified, plus provided to come over plus work on our system personally, plus do it free of charge.