I seriously did not want to spend my entire life working on the farm. I easily knew this when I was absolutely young. I also knew that they would never let me go either, and I was going to have to plan for my escape. So that is precisely what I did for the next several years of my younger years. This was quite a while back, mind you, during a time when no one would bat an eye if a farmer took his kids out of school for several weeks, or indefinitely. I absolutely learned to read plus write, of course, however once I finished middle school I became a farmer full time. Secretly, I began to learn mechanics, plus studied the furnace in the basement in particular. Our property did not have any kind of a/c. This sort of equipment wasn’t so official back then, however I knew pretty much everyone needed a reliable furnace. Most locales required air ducts for the furnace, so I made the choice to learn everything I could about them! Since school was not likely in my future I had to self-educate, plus I felt that furnaces was an excellent field of study! When my father found out about it, he actually encouraged me. He was impressed that I could maintenance the furnace. And I was consistently busy cleaning out the air duct which definitely made the property have a better smell. My old man was not nearly so supportive when he found out I applied for a job with the local Heating and Air Conditioning contracting corporation, however that’s a story for a later time.