Re: Have knowledge but now too oldGood job RS, there's such a thrill in fixing something and these basic skills used to be passed on very much from father to son, but alas no more methinks, most kids these days can fix any sort of computer programming problem, but change a wheel on the car ..... dream on.....
Re: Have knowledge but now too oldLike many of us, I started doing repairs out of necessity, although the satisfaction gained from doing it yourself, spurred me on, I learnt to repair my first, and then subsequent cars afterwards, nowadays its not so easy, and apart from the basic checks, there's not much you can do.
Re: Have knowledge but now too oldI was lucky enough to have a dad who always encouraged me to try things myself, as he still does. I learned a lot from him whether it was building, decorating, car repairs or model making. In later life I have improved on that by adding cooking and gardening to the list but the problem, I find, is not that I am too old (yet) but sometimes I just can't be bothered. I can't imagine how many pieces of wood I have sawn, how many plumbing fittings I have soldered or how many rubbish instructions I have battled through.
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Re: Have knowledge but now too oldIt's lucky we are not neighbours OGF or I'm sure we would spend our days drinking tea, eating wagon wheels and talking about the job rather than doing it.
Re: Have knowledge but now too oldThat looks good, but since my husband's knee replacement anything ground level is very difficult for him so we have to get Nathan to help out, and I won't let him climb ladders anymore the worry about his knee was too much for me to bare, Nathan often doesn't even need a ladder he's so tall
Re: Have knowledge but now too oldIn my time I've replaced window and door frames, I've replaced joists and floor boards and re plumbed a house from scratch. Repointed chimneys and painted and decorated. I used to buy old litho printing machines and strip down completely and then refurbish and rebuild to sell.