Whenever I was growing up, my dad never fixed anything around the house at all.
He just was not one of those guys who ever learned how to fix anything and so he would always pay someone else to do it.
I grew up thinking that that’s how you got things fixed. I never really knew that you actually had the option to fix things yourself unless you were a professional. However, whenever I got married to my husband it was the exact opposite. When he was a kid, his dad taught him to fix all kinds of things around the house. When we moved in together, It was a totally different story from what I was used to. If something were to tear up around the house, my husband immediately started to work on it himself. He refused to pay anyone else to fix anything for him. This included everything from the plumbing to the heating and air conditioning system. The last time our central air conditioning system tore up on us, I was convinced that our entire A/C unit was going to have to be replaced. I was ready to just call the local HVAC company and have them come out to fix the air conditioning system, but then my husband showed up with his toolbox and got down to business. He worked on the air conditioning system and by the time he was done, it was totally fixed. I couldn’t believe it and now I’m really glad that my husband knows what he’s doing around the house!