The business next door to us had been vacant for a few months. We were hoping to lease it and expand our nail salon but we just couldn’t afford it. We were hoping no one would move in so that the manager would lower the price and we could get it. And so I was disappointed when I saw workers setting up next door…it seemed that the place had been leased out. It turned out that an air conditioning provider was moving in. We couldn’t help but notice all of the air conditioner and heater parts they were moving in. I know it isn’t fair but I immediately didn’t like the HVAC company. After all, they took the space that we wanted. I would find faults with them and complain about the noise they made and having their trucks and vans parked in front of my shop. However, after a few months, and some talking with the owner and technicians, I started to see them as my neighbors and we all became friendly. And so, several weeks later, when my furnace went out at home, I just popped in next door. The owner was more than happy to personally take a look at my heating system. He was able to get it fixed up in no time and he only charged me for the parts. I am starting to think it is a good thing to have an air conditioning provider right next door to me. After all, they are a completely different business. I should be grateful that a beauty supply chain or something didn’t rent the spot and drive us out of business.