My grandfather owned an HVAC company, and he didn’t think ladies should ever be entirely out working outside of the home, and should be at home always doing housework. One day, he heard me and my pop talking in the living room about different things regarding the HVAC industry. The longer he stood there in the hallway of the living room, the more hopeful I was becoming that he was going to change his mind on his feelings about ladies and work. I hoped he would start talking to me. I slowly pulled out the chair by the table we were sitting at and then I continued to talk. I then went and I patted the chair to show my grandfather that it was for him, hoping he would take the hint and come sit down with us. He made his way over & sat down as I hoped, but he sort of sat a little bit away from me. Pop & I were discussing the latest heating and air conditioning technology & the up-to-date ways of automating Heating & A/C in homes and business buildings. My grandfather huffed and puffed a couple times & then he turned to look at me. He really wanted to know why I wanted to be a Heating & A/C repair person & not be ecstatic and happy with the way things are just being a wife & a mother to my kids. I smiled at him, even though I told him I was not a Heating & A/C repair person. I told him I was a Heating and air conditioning designer & I was going to take over his Heating and air conditioning business when he decided it was time to give it up. He turned his head up with a bit of sarcastic nature & he shook his head. “only over my dead body.” He laughed after he said that. I think he was finally getting it!