I was walking as usual this afternoon from work and I have seen a crew of three repairing the roof of a house. One of the crew members were a woman. I loved this and thought about how nice it would be like her. Being handy and doing all the repairs at home.
Alas, I cannot. I have done caulking for the first time last year. Similarly staining the deck and the fences. I should say I was scared (that I would do more harms than good), very slow and frustrated at the beginning, but more experienced and confident at the end. I have a couple of things to do at home, such as painting the walls which I have never done before. Now that I have learnt after the staining experience that I may need do apply something else first before the paint/stain. Ok. The store staff are there to help with choosing them and tell me the tips. Nevertheless, i am not naive to think that I can do everything just right.. So I feel like I should first watch it done by someone who knows what she/he is doing 🙂 Then I can feel more confident trying painting myself.
In the mean time, I have some minor stuff to be done; fixing the faucets (a little bit wobbly) and draining the water heater. Luckily I had met with someone last year, who is interested in doing these. This is such a relief as it is almost impossible to get big repair companies to do these “little jobs”. I feel grateful for having handy people around and my interest to learn from them.
Hope all will have someone to help them with their house repairs, however little or big they may be, in a timely manner 🙂