Doing basic repairs on my own
When I first moved to a apartment by myself, I thought I would be done for.
I imagined hiring out a bunch of services because I am helpless.
I have never done anything particularly on my own. I never made a meal, cleaned a washroom, hung picture frames, snaked a drain or deduced a Heating and A/C repair. Thankfully rather than just throw in the towel immediately, I decided to try being a little more handy. I started out buying myself some basic tools that I kept on hand. I also watched a ton of videos of electric, plumbing and Heating and A/C work. I constantly go into a project thinking I can do it and I usually succeed. I have replaced a window, tiled and grouted a floor, installed a new sink and even fixed my dishwasher. The one thing I still struggle with is Heating and A/C repairs. My lake apartment Heating and A/C unit is a little tricky. It constantly turns off and on. I usually can coax it back to life with an air filter change, sticking my hose up inside of it and mucking out the condensate drain, but other than that, I am kind of at a loss on what to do. If the Heating and A/C still won’t turn on, I call the Heating and A/C contractor. I basically hover over the guy’s shoulder care about Abu with Aladdin so I will learn what to do. Heating and A/C just doesn’t stick in my brain though. What the woman is doing makes no sense to me. I am hoping someday I can at least do small repairs.