Martin had been living with his sister for quite some time.
- Ever since he got back from his deployment, he found it hard for a while to adjust back to civilian life.
His sister saw his struggles and invited him into her home. She told him he could stay with her for as long as he needed until he was ready to live independently. Martin was so grateful because his sister was the only person not pushing him to get his act together. He began babysitting her two young kids and saved her the cost of daycare. They’d spend the day cleaning the house, going to the parks, and doing so many other activities. Doing this helped Martin feel better, plus he began attending a support group. After two years, he was ready to buy his own place, which was a few doors down from his sister’s home. He did a little work on the house and also wanted to buy a new air conditioner. His sister had introduced him to an HVAC company that had done the HVAC installation, service, and repair in her home. Martin went to the HVAC company one afternoon to find out more about the best air conditioner to get. They had numerous HVAC brands on offer, and an HVAC expert began guiding Martin on the best one to pick for his new home. Martin had always been good at making fast decisions while in the military, and this skill came in handy. He listened intently to the HVAC worker and asked a few questions before settling on one HVAC brand that he saw met his needs perfectly.