I owned my home for 13 years. I have only called the plumber once for a major choked in the toilet after a plastic container was accidentally dropped into the bowl. Other than that, I did D.I.Y. on all the necessary plumbing and electrical work myself. But I never liked plumbing work.
Last Thurs, on my way home from work, I received a call from my wife saying the plastic knob for the show has cracked.
I was planning to buy a plastic knob again but the D.I.Y. shop only has this expensive metal knob costing at $40.
As I started to work on this after dinner, while they were relaxing in the living room watching TV. I realized nobody came and asked how are things or even to check the progress.
Either they don't bother or they have total faith in me.
I like to think it is the later. haha..
Fixing things has always been a passion for me. I nurtured the hobby from my father since young watching him fix everything around the house.
So, growing up, I have always been a hands-on person.
Now I like my son to carry on this passion from me. I would like to see him be handy around the house.
I brought him to hardware shop one evening, showed him the difference between a hammer and a mallet... the different parts of a hammer for their different usage. He seems quite receptive. Asking questions about the tool.
Maybe we'll do a project together, build a shelve or planter-box...
I'm sure he'll be better than me, just need to get him interested.