Grandpa was quite a pip.

Grandpa was quite a pip.

Grandpa had recently been diagnosed with onset dementia.

Even though he was having some difficulties, he was still quite a pip.

He had been an HVAC tech when he was younger and he still took care of his own HVAC system. He told me that if he ever forgets to take care of the HVAC system, I should remind him it needs to be done. Last month, I had to remind him about the HVAC system. It was time to change the air filter, so I asked him about it. He took me outside and showed me how to change the air filter in the AC unit and then he showed me how to change the air filter in the furnace. He patted my head and called me by my dad’s name. He said he was glad to see me showing so much interest in HVAC. He hoped someday I would be able to work with him. I was glad to know how to change the air filters because I could do it for him. I wasn’t glad that he couldn’t remember who I was. The following week, I reminded him to call the HvAC company and have them do the service on the air conditioning unit. We talked about the importance of HVAC inspection and he told me he could do it. I was sure he could, if he remembered it was time. I called the HVAC company and asked them to do the service. I got a phone call about five minutes after they were to get to grandpa’s. He was sitting in the backyard crying. He said he couldn’t remember how to inspect the AC unit. He wanted me to come home.

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