Growing up, my dad was always into do-it-yourself repairs.
He would research anything he could to keep from having to pay someone else to do it.
Sometimes, he would even mess the project up even more by trying to fix it himself. I remember one time he tried to fix the dishwasher and messed it up so badly that it had to be replaced on an emergency basis. When I was very young, my dad went into the HVAC repair industry. He was not always terrible at breaking things, he was actually very smart and resourceful. He found happiness in repairing things. It made him feel really good. When he decided to go to HVAC technician school, the family talked about how this would be fun for him. He had already spent most of his career sitting in an office in front of a computer and had always wanted to do something more hands-on. The HVAC program lasted for 18 months and he was able to work his normal job while he took the classes at the local community college. He talked about how much he learned in HVAC school, but also about how much he already knew. He was going to be a great HVAC technician. Not only was he smart with the machines, but he was also very good with people. He was going to be great at answering peoples HVAC questions. He started the HVAC technician job straight out of the program. He also quit his job.