Hello again! It's official, construction has begun! HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) installation is the first up to bat.
In my eyes it's the most important step - not only to keep the space cool and dehumidified, but because it's being installed by my dad, Bill Hedges. My dad is a licensed HVAC contractor; he's worked with the Indianapolis Public Schools for almost 30 years and finds time to be an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech on evenings and weekends. I'm so excited to be able to start this journey with my dad. Here's a picture of Dad and one of my stepbrother's friends, Larry, who's helping with the install:
My dad has been my number one support from the first moment I decided to be a veterinarian in 2nd grade. He swears he knew from the moment I started crawling and following the dog around, but once I said it out loud, he did everything in his power to make my dream a reality. When all of my friends got jobs at fast food joints in high school, my dad would only let me work at a vet clinic. Little did I know his wisdom at the time... that job was with a nationwide corporation that gave me firm roots in the vet community, leading to vet school recommendations and my first professional position after graduation. Everything started with my dad's love and encouragement. It's amazing to see how far we've come.