A career in the trades led to night school where math once again reared its ugly head. However, this time the math had real meaning and led to resolving real-world problems. Over time, math also led to higher profits.
Thirty years ago, oil boilers typically incorporated a DHW coil and were set up to run 24/7/365. Poorly insulated, the mechanical room often doubled as a warm place to proof dough for bread baking. I can close my eyes and smell that wonderful odor from Mom’s large bowl of rising dough.
Her name was Elizabeth. It was immediately obvious she was mad as hell!
"I want to know why I just got an electric bill for more than $1,500. The electric company says it was my heating system. You need to get someone over here right away and fix this thing. And, I want to know how much you will charge me before you send someone because I'm a widow and I won't stand for being ripped off."