I not only had to shrink myself down a little more than a foot, but figure out how to get my girth around the furnace
Throughout the years, I have found several times when my six-foot 7 inch frame has been an inconvenience. I don’t mind it when people look at me and ask me how the weather is up here. I don’t mind when people ask me if I play basketball, even though I detest the game. The only time I’ve ever really minded being as tall as I am is when I have to work on a furnace. I am an HVAC technician, and I love my job, but sometimes I hate working on furnaces. Several months ago, I was called for an emergency repair. When I got to the house, the owner of the house looked at me from the tip of my toes to the top of my head and shook his head. He told me this would not be an easy job, but he didn’t tell me why. When he showed me to the basement, I visibly blanched. The ceiling wasn’t much over 5 1/2 feet high. I not only had to shrink myself down a little more than a foot, but figure out how to get my girth around the furnace. It had been crammed into the corner of the furnace room, and it was the darkest area of the basement. Maybe repairing the furnace wouldn’t have been so bad if I could’ve seen what I was working on, but I not only couldn’t see it, but I couldn’t get myself down into a position where I could work on it properly. I ended up calling another HVAC technician, and having him come out and repair the furnace.