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Ode to my dad and his home repair knowledge

July 7th, 2010 at 08:47 am

My father is a wealth of homeowner knowledge. He has had his own home for 30+ years as well as 25 years of experience repairing appliances as his job. Because of the nature of his work, he has had 2 major back surgeries & cannot do a lot of what he used to. But he is still willing to help me repair things & to pass the knowledge onto me.

For example, last night, he helped me replace the garbage disposal. He let me do a lot of the physical work & talked me through things. But I know that 1. I can do this myself 2. When it comes time to do it in the future, I will have the knowledge. Thanks Dad!

Hes taught me tips of the trade and how to use tools. He gifted me my own (pink) tool kit when I bought the house & has given me many hand-me-downs. Extra screwdrivers, hammers, a drill with bits. But mainly, hes given me the knowledge on how to repair things.

Since Ive bought the house, hes helped/taught me how to:
-paint a room
-replace the innards of a toilet
-fix a plank on the deck
-clean out dryer vents
-repair dryer issue
-walked me through a hot water heater leak
-change out a garbage disposal

Hes made sure Im not afraid to try things myself. I certainly can get help when I need it (like around major electrical jobs), but I have the basic knowledge to do things for myself when I can.

So THANKS DAD!

6 Responses to “Ode to my dad and his home repair knowledge”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    What a wonderful guy!! He is giving you the best gift ever, KNOWLEDGE! Just don't forget to pass this knowledge along yourself!

  2. north georgia gal Says:

    That is awesome! My dad was the same kind of handy man around the house. I wish I had home ownership when he was in his prime. He can't remember how to do those things now. So cherish the time your dad spends teaching you.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    My dad is the same way. Yay Dads!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    That is great!

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    We are lucky to have dads like this! Be sure your dad knows how much he means to you. Smile

  6. Miz Pat Says:

    Wow, what a great Dad. My dad didn't do anything mechanical, but he did teach me to darn socks and to watch for interesting plants and animals. Let's hear it for great dads.

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