But back to my awesome and amazing skills as a repair woman of appliances and toys and electronics! I'm not bragging. Okay, kind of I am bragging, because I'm on a high after fixing the baffle on my dryer. You know, one of those fin things that flip the clothes around while the barrel spins? Yeah. That. The thing that no one realizes can come loose until it actually does. Well, mine did. And I fixed it. And okay, it wasn't super hard, but it felt really good to know that I could take my own dryer apart and put it back together and have it work!
After the dryer, I sat down and started thinking about all the things I have fixed or replaced with zero assistance. Among the numerous items I have repaired are BB Guns, Nerf Guns, Hexbugs, Blow Dryers, Matchbox Cars, Sneakers, RC Cars, Radios, a 42" Flat Screen HDTV, 2 different washers, a dryer, 3 broken bed frames, a broken sofa, a Lazy Boy recliner, a broken cable on an electric car window, a VW carburetor, a toilet, a garbage disposal, bike tires, broken bike chains, a water heater...so many things!
What is the point of all this? I don't know. It just hit me that I have fixed a lot of things. And that maybe I should take the time to appreciate my ability to dive in and repair something that is not working. It's not a bad skill to have. It certainly comes in handy in a house full of boys. Maybe the Universe is trying to tell me that I need to open a repair shop.