I grew up in an apartment. I grew up far removed from tools or handiwork. When you own a home it helps to be coordinated. I am not what you would call coordinated.
We had Chris spend the day with us Monday. He is a professional handyman.
Five ceiling fans installed. Check.
Two TVs hung. Check.
Pendant lamps over the kitchen island. Check.
Kick plate on the door from the garage. Check.
Motion sense light switch in the garage. Check.
Hang a mirror. Check.
There is a feeling of powerlessness watching someone do mundane tasks you can’t do. When it comes to fixing and installing, I’m a can’t do kind of guy.
More than anything, what Chris has going for him is confidence. He knows if he screws up he can fix it. Confidence is power.
My main job Monday was driving to Home Depot three times! On the last trip the cashier asked if I was back or just hadn’t left yet.
The house continues to move closer to home status. There’s still a lot to be done. From here on out the tasks are closer to my level.