My dad taught me everything I know.
Ever since I was about 6 years old I started doing small tasks.
My first experience was with a hammer and nail to hang up a deranged picture I colored but the nail went through my hand. I still have the scar to this afternoon and I remember the amount of pain I endured. I can say it wasn’t fun for mom or me. Dad just shook his head and from that afternoon forward he started teaching me. Now, many years later he is getting up there in age and he still tries to do everything he did when he was younger but it’s not as easy. Dad never asks for help and he will never pay anyone to do work that he feels he still can do. So no electricians, no roofers, no heating and cooling techs, no bug killers, pretty much no one besides himself. With the weather getting warmer he tried putting in his window air conditioner. I don’t know why he doesn’t get central a/c but this is what he wants to do. So he was trying to put in the window air conditioner and it fell on him. Dad tried so hard and he realized at that moment in order for him to know the coolness of the a/c he will need my assistance. My dad has done so much for me over the years and I knew in my heart that when this afternoon came I’d be here for him. I put it in the window air conditioner and you can tell he was a bit distraught, but he smiled knowing I’m here to help him going forward.