It is coming up on time for me to retire. I have been working as a certified heating and air conditioner specialist for the same local heating and a/c supplier for nearly 45 years. It is a miracle that they are still going so strong and still around after all these years! Most small Dad and Pop heating and air conditioner companies like this one that I have been working for all these years go under after about five or 10 years tops. But this heating and air conditioner supplier passed the torch down to their child and they retired. That is how the heating and air conditioner supplier stayed in business and will be around for years to come. My retirement is just one month away. It is strenuous to think I am more or less getting seasoned now. It just seems like a few weeks back that I was a young and upcoming heating and air conditioner specialist in the heat and a/c business. Time flies when you love the work that you do. But I have decided to collect my pension and retire because I am actually getting too far along to keep doing the heating and air conditioner maintenance and installation work. Especially the heating and air conditioner installation. That takes a big toll on the older folks like myself and others because of all the physical labor involved. It is nothing like repairing a central heating and cooling system. When I retire I am just going to relax and like whatever life is left. I surely earned it with as strenuous as I have worked all of these years.