Ruth and Matty have been friends for many years.
They grew up in the same neighborhood and went to the same schools.
For a brief time in high school, Ruth and Matty dated, but that didn’t last. They realized they were much better friends than lovers. After high school, Matty joined the military and began his long army career. Ruth opted to go to HVAC school to train to become a Heating and AC professional. The two friends had to part ways to begin their separate journeys. But, they always did their best to stay in touch. When Matty was deployed to Afghanistan, Ruth would write to him and send pictures of her new family. Matty later told her that the letters helped him stay sane in such a difficult environment. Matty came home after his second deployment and bought a beach house down at the coast. He got excellent training for motor vehicle repair while in the military and wanted to put those skills to good use. Plus, after years fighting in the desert, living by the beach had been a long cherished dream. Ruth went to see to it that Matty was adjusting well to life as a civilian. While there, she offered to help with his cooling system in the new beach house. Ruth did some research online and found an HVAC store in the area with everything she needed for the job. The cooling system in the beach house just needed a few repairs and it would work like a charm. Ruth was happy to see Matty doing his best to take care of himself and he was now working on his new business.