Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Handyman

My dad could fix or make just about anything. I just took it for granted growing up, assuming that all men were skilled in those ways. I just always thought that when I got married, my husband would be able to fix things. Boy, was I wrong! Dad was gifted with an inquisitive mind that made him eager to learn how things worked. This motivated him to study books on his own to learn how to fix or build things.

When things would go wrong around the house, dad would just fix it himself. He did call a painter to paint his house because it was very high and my mom didn't want him up on a ladder that high, but even then he was out there with the painters to make sure they did a good job.

My husband is not a handyman at all. The most fixing he does is to change a light bulb, but usually he calls on me to do even that. He did hang the baskebtall net though, which surprised me. I always think of dad whenever we need repairs but now have to call Handyman Connection to do the job. They'll be coming Tuesday to scrape and paint our basement walls and fix our light in our "man cave" room.


threio said...

You could always call Dad over to supervise the contractors to give you some piece of mind!

Emma the Golden Girl said...

and the Canine Kids said,

It's wonderful to have someone around who knows how to do repairs and is eager to learn as well. Your Dad sounds like he was an amazing man.

Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Threio, My dad went to be with the Lord last February so I can't call him. He used to come and do stuff for me when he was still alive. Check out my blog all about him at

Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Yes, my dad was AMAZING!

Rene' Morris said...

My granddaddy was a carpenter and could fix almost anything as well. My dad, on the other hand, wasn't as handy. I lucked out in that my husband can fix things and this has given me a new blog post idea. As to the comment about calling your dad over to supervise, that would be quite surprising if he showed up, yes? :-D

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