Cheers Howzz … I appreciate that.
But don’t get me started on that subject. I 100% agree about your quote about “nation full of incapable males” … mind I’d add females to that as well.
I got 5 kids (2 of my own 3 inherited) and the scale between utterly useless and able, determined and “I give up before I started” is night and day. It is deeply frustrating. And I mean deeply frustrating. Two out of three of their husbands are in fairness at least tryers … if low end tryers. The third an absolute waste of DNA.
The weird thing is that it’s those that have studied hard, got good career plans are also the ones fixing old cars, renovating old places, furniture off ebay and striving to have life fun with the limited funds left. The others … go shopping, watch Sky TV and moan at how unfair life has been.
I have one daughter who replaced her own front discs and calipers on our old shared Citroen C5 last year, (and in parallel qualified as a teacher … the kid’s mother) and others who would drop a car the garage to change wiper blades.
I can claim a success with my own kids and a near total failure with the inherited ones. And now the grandson is my new project and it goes really well … almost too well. He wants to paint and fix everything!!! Even an old set of 1940’s wood & wire ladders that came out of said garage. And like a burke I agreed! one set of sanded, preserved ladders later, we are ready to prime and paint them!!! Ladders worth about £5 … paint needed probably £40+ !!!
No is good to see genuine enthusiasm for life and work. I hope it continues.
And I will tell him about your comment. And this is the kid in question … I know, I know, it’s not exactly dust free precision work but it’s a garage …