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    Thumbs up Winning Essay from Favoredwun

    I worked for a chemical company for 10 years, and due to a layoff in December 2004, I found myself unemployed at the age of 38. I wanted a change, and due to the layoff, I was afforded the opportunity for schooling and chose HVACR. It appeared to be challenging and appealed to my mechanical nature.

    I began the program in August 2005, & completed my HVACR certificate in December 2006 & A.A.S in May 2007 w/honors. After not securing employment with a local company, I immediately opened my own business.

    While I don’t recommend stepping out in business like this for everyone, I’ve enjoyed this industry more than any other work I’ve done in my life. I’m challenged daily to be the best technician I can be, becoming acquainted with product lines and offering superior service to my customers.

    If I’m selected to attend the entire HVAC Comfortech 2007 Convention, I expect to learn strategies to grow my business, be exposed to more product lines & cutting-edge technology, and meet some of the finest technicians, teachers, and business owners in this industry. I’ll also be afforded the opportunity to put faces to the many screen names I see on HVAC-TALK daily.

    I will attend the Technician Day & any open exhibits, since, being new in business, I simply can’t afford to attend the entire conference. I look forward to this educational experience, as it brings me closer to my future goal of becoming Contracting Business’ HVACR Woman of the Year.
    "Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."

    Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, Philosopher and Author


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    Congratulations Favoredwun.

    Please contact me thru my email (in my profile) so I can see what dates and times you plan to attend Comfortech, so that I can get you set up with your hotel and flight information and send it to you.

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    That's a very good letter...... I hope you have a great time and learn many new things......Congrats. and good luck.
    Life goes on long after the thrill of living is gone.

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    Wow, great job, and good for you for just jumping in head first into your own business. I wish you the best with your business, good luck!
    We only want to do it, if we can do it right.

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    Thanks Everyone!

    Thanks for your kind words, encouragement, and the prize itself!! Wow, I still can't believe it! As soon as I heard about Comfortech 2007, I knew I wanted to go. Just couldn't figure out how I would get there. Now, I'm going! Guess you can tell I'm pretty excited!

    I look forward to learning sooo much there, just like I do everyday on this board. I'm sure I'm not the only one who goes straight to the computer everyday to see what's new on the boards. I have to force myself to turn the computer off to get some sleep every night, 'cause there's so much to learn. Even today, I'm in the heat all day long working on a rooftop unit, and I should have had my fill of this for today, but I haven't.

    I'm totally sure that I should have done this straight out of high school. Could have saved my parents all of that prep school tuition, myself 4 years of college tuition (1st degree), and all the years of aggravation in an office job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by favoredwun View Post
    Thanks Everyone!

    Thanks for your kind words, encouragement, and the prize itself!! Wow, I still can't believe it! As soon as I heard about Comfortech 2007, I knew I wanted to go. Just couldn't figure out how I would get there. Now, I'm going! Guess you can tell I'm pretty excited!

    I look forward to learning sooo much there, just like I do everyday on this board. I'm sure I'm not the only one who goes straight to the computer everyday to see what's new on the boards. I have to force myself to turn the computer off to get some sleep every night, 'cause there's so much to learn. Even today, I'm in the heat all day long working on a rooftop unit, and I should have had my fill of this for today, but I haven't.

    I'm totally sure that I should have done this straight out of high school. Could have saved my parents all of that prep school tuition, myself 4 years of college tuition (1st degree), and all the years of aggravation in an office job.
    Did you get my email? We need info so we can make your arrangements. Please contact me today. And Congrats again.
    "Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."

    Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, Philosopher and Author


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    You've got mail.

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    Nice goin Marlee.
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    Good job favoredwun, you are now truly the "favored one" for this event

    Hope to see you at Comfortech. I'll be the aging, somewhat overweight Adonis. (Don't most of us in this industry think of ourselves this way?)
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    It all began when I couldn't get a job out of college back in 1975.
    So I came back home and started working for the old mans plumbing company.
    I really liked running the electric eel, especially in dirty old houses and truck depots.
    Then I decided to become an hvac guy, for no real reason, other than I hated plumbing...........the rest is history........

    Do I win anything??

    A tee shirt?

    Some pocket protectors?

    Anything at all????

    Hey cockroach, don't bug me! ©

    www.AskTheDiceman.com

    www.TheColdConspiracy.com

    www.Pennwood-HVAC.Com

    Bring Em Home....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diceman View Post
    It all began when I couldn't get a job out of college back in 1975.
    So I came back home and started working for the old mans plumbing company.
    I really liked running the electric eel, especially in dirty old houses and truck depots.
    Then I decided to become an hvac guy, for no real reason, other than I hated plumbing...........the rest is history........

    Do I win anything??

    A tee shirt?

    Some pocket protectors?

    Anything at all????


    You win an honorable don't mention

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senior Tech View Post
    You win an honorable don't mention
    Make someone a mod and it goes right to their head.

























    Hey cockroach, don't bug me! ©

    www.AskTheDiceman.com

    www.TheColdConspiracy.com

    www.Pennwood-HVAC.Com

    Bring Em Home....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diceman View Post
    It all began when I couldn't get a job out of college back in 1975.
    So I came back home and started working for the old mans plumbing company.
    I really liked running the electric eel, especially in dirty old houses and truck depots.
    Then I decided to become an hvac guy, for no real reason, other than I hated plumbing...........the rest is history........

    Do I win anything??

    A tee shirt?

    Some pocket protectors?

    Anything at all????
    Don't ya think it's about time to change those skanky smelling clothes you wore while you was running that electric eel?
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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