Of course my uncle was laid off a few months ago, but he landed on his feet. He is doing the same thing as before, hvac installation in NYC and he has started to take on bigger jobs. His youngest son was helping him out, but he decided that he was going to go to college at Binghamton. That was the smart thing for him, because they gave him a scholarship. I have been trying to learn the work, which is pretty complicated when you think about it. There is a lot of moving parts in one of these system, which is what they call the mechanical systems in a house. Of course the system have to be wired up and you have to know enough about electricity to do this without starting a fire. Then you have to get the hot and cold air to where it is needed, so you have to figure out how to run the duct work. It is a very complex job, especially when you are just starting out.
In fact I am not really doing much of the stuff that requires knowledge, obviously because I have none to use. Instead I just do what my uncle tells me to do. I go and fetch lunch for example. He has to get stuff done and so he can not take off a lot of time to run down to the diner on the corner. So when it is time for lunch I jump in the truck and I go get it and then I bring it back. That is something that is pretty easy, but I also get to do all of the toting and hauling.. There is a lot of stuff that has to be unloaded from the pick up truck and I do that.