I always felt bad for our father when he was in the garage for countless hours working on cars.
He typically would work on cars for buddies and family members.
Word spread about his skills with repairing engines though for a fair price, and it became a sort of business for him. He was always in the garage though and it wasn’t very comfortable I imagine because there was no HVAC system. He had a work heating system that he would use that was portable, but it didn’t do such a fine job of keeping the garage warm. Not to mention, the garage was not insulated enough to keep the warm air inside. It was worse in the summer because there was no cooling system to speak of. Eventually I told our mother that we should do something about the garage and have some sort of HVAC system installed in there. Our mother thought it was a good idea and so she called up an HVAC expert to come check everything out when our dad was out of town for a weekend. The HVAC expert said a ductless mini split system would work perfectly and the cost wasn’t too bad either. So we had the thing installed before our father got back. When he saw the new HVAC system, he didn’t know what to say at first. He was briefly worried about what it cost us, but he was very happy when he started using it for the first time. For the first time in a long while, he was comfortable in the garage while doing his work.