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Old 06-15-2009, 09:59 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by ziggy29 View Post
I have precious few complaints about my upbringing, but if there is one thing I wish was different, it's this: I'm about as "handy" as a turnip. My dad was not a "handy" guy at all and did almost none of his own home repair or car maintenance/repair.

As a result, I didn't have the experiences many kids had being a "helper" while Dad was doing some plumbing work, or a little bit of carpentry to build or fix something in the house, or replace a bad fuel pump. So I never grew up with exposure to handy work. And as a result, there's very little beyond the very basics I can handle as a DIY job. Yeah, I can change my own oil, but I get dirty and grimy, save less than $10 and wind up dealing with disposal issues for used motor oil and spend filters. Not worth it.
I hear ya.
We have the advantage that dh2b w*rked in a transmission shop in HS, and I w*rked as a small engine mechanic and general auto mechanic during college breaks in summer. Recall I'm a "girl".
It's never too late for anyone to learn, even if it is just basic stuff. Leave the heavy duty stuff to the folks with the car lift.
Just keep me away from plumbing and electricity. No clue or desire to learn.

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