Today marks the end of 5 years of my hubby’s Electrical Construction Apprenticeship schooling!
I am SO very proud of him. Working and going to school is no easy task, especially when schooling involved one day a week for 9 months… and I thought being pregnant for 9 months was long, times that by 4 lol as his first block was 2 mths.
Just over 6 years ago my husband began his journey into HVAC, after many months of thinking and enjoying time with our new baby, we made the decision to close down his Construction business and for him to join my family business. Unsure at the time if that would be the best decision for us as a family, “working together” everyday, however we have never looked back! Was the best decision we made! I was doing his office accounting etc and working a full time job and then began maternity leave, began back to work part time. It was most certainly the best decision for our family.
I am not only proud of him for completing the 5 years of schooling, but also for being a great role model for our kids. There were lots of days he would much rather not get up at 5am to drive to school, however he did and he reminded our kids of just how important education is for their own well being and benefit and for their future. Nothing in life can be expected or achieved without hard work, hard work to make your goals and achieve them! We are also very realistic with the kids that if there is something in life you want, there is no one else who will make it happen, but your hard work and saving money. If anything is worth doing, its doing right!
Next up he has to write his exam to get his ticket! Then continuing to work on his Sheet Metal and A/C… we have agreed though taking a break from school for the rest of the year, at least is a must!
Having gone through these years with him for not only his apprenticeship but also two levels of gas licensing and training and his liquid propane , it really has given me more respect for the hard working men we have at the shop, all of them have put in a lot of time and education into the jobs they do, many have spent hundreds of hours in school, especially for some trades that aren’t the most spectacular, but a great necessity!
As his wife, I am very very proud of him, as a role model for our kids I am extremely proud of him for all the hard work he not only put into finishing this schooling but the hard work he puts into his job. Of course this journey hasn’t always been as rosey as this post may make it sound. It sucks being used to getting up between 630-7am and having that one day a week of hearing the alarm screech at 5am… on a Tuesday, Monday nights were always horrible to fall asleep and made for a long week thats for sure. The kids certainly enjoyed daddy being home by 5pm to pick them up at daycare. Mommy really loved that, Tuesdays were the evenings he would take over for dinner and me after not sleeping great, which funny enough was last night, I could rest. At work, planning around his day in school could get tricky as well, I am so thankful this part of his career has come to an end, with a very long road ahead!!!
Way to go Jaz ! I am SO very proud of you… xoxoxo 🙂
Time to update some more on the job pics 😉 These were from 2011.