The country is pretty divided now over a lot of problems, but I wanted to share a story about how America is absolutely the greatest country in the world. It is still a land that offers dreams and hope to those who previously had none. Every one of us may get all wrapped up in political drama, and argue over odd problems our society faces, but I like to think at the end of the day the people all realize this is an amazing place to live. I am an immigrant, and I moved here about nine years ago to create a better life for my family. I started teaching myself HVAC repair and maintenance when I was back in the old country, using the internet and any heating and cooling textbooks I could find. I had not yet ever touched a real air conditioner, and I had only dealt with oil furnaces before, never with a central air conditioner. I learned so much about heating and cooling systems, it was not too hard to find an apprenticeship when I legally moved to the US. For three years I worked for a kind woman who owned an HVAC maintenance business and I made no secret that a one day I wanted to open up my own HVAC company. She was entirely supportive of my dreams, and when she was ready to retire she offered to sell me her business, which had an established clientele already. Now I am a legal citizen with my own HVAC business, and it couldn’t happen anywhere but in the USA. I am very thankful!