I wasn’t allowed to ask him to install the gas furnace, because he would use it as a reason to come out of retirement, and she wanted to start traveling
When both of us got our new gas furnace, I told our partner I wanted our father to do the replacement… Then he said the heating and A/C corporation had qualified heating and A/C specialists who could do the replacement and asked if I was sure I wanted to have our dad do it. He was anxious about our dad’s health, and said he had retired from the heating and A/C corporation for a reason, and I also asked if he wanted to do the replacement, and he said no. I told our partner that dad had retired because he was simply too tired of our mom nagging him, and that had nothing to do with him being sick, and my partner was as stubborn as our father. His comment was that if mom didn’t nag him so much, he wouldn’t need to retire, because he would still be glad; however, before I knew what was happening, both of us were in a fight, and I was walking out of the house. Mom opened the door when I knocked and wanted to think what was going on. I told her I was going to ask dad if he would install our new gas furnace, and the fight that ensued… She said dad was sick, even though he was sick of her nagging. He promised he would retire when he turned sixty-two and tried to back out of it. I wasn’t allowed to ask him to install the gas furnace, because he would use it as a reason to come out of retirement, and she wanted to start traveling. I could not believe I was now arguing with our mom because I wanted dad to install our gas furnace. She told me the central heating and A/C corporation had competent heating and A/C specialists who could do the replacement for me.