Before he retired, my dad worked as a Foreman for a local construction company.
As a Foreman, he knew how to do a little bit of everything.
I guess being in construction and seeing the different jobs being done around him, he picked up some of the tricks of the trade along the way. This came in handy especially in our home. My dad didn’t need to call that many people to perform service on our appliances because he could figure out how to fix them on his own. Same thing for remodeling. He once changed out our entire kitchen cabinets by himself, and he remodeled his master bathroom with very little help. So knowing this about my dad, I was shocked when he told me that he called a plumber to change the sink in his bathroom because it had a leak. Apparently, he could not figure out how to remove the sink himself because of a part that he couldn’t remove. Therefore, he needed the help of a plumber. Good thing, he didn’t have to call a random plumbing service, the plumber that he called was his longtime friend that worked on one of his construction sites. They worked together and they were able to remove the bathroom sink. Being a Foreman for so many years certainly has its advantages. If you own a home, you will need some kind of service done. It’s great that my dad knew how to fix so many things, but it’s even better that he knew a plumber that he could call when he needed one.