tesseliot10 months ago
My Dad was an electrician who didn't think girls needed to know that stuff. But I still picked up plenty watching him. I clean all my fans yearly and have had them over a decade. I know how to use tuner cleaner to keep my electronics working well. I can mechanically fix a lot of things because in my field of art I have learned how to manipulate a lot of materials, making new knobs, copying buttons with polymer clay, and it has saved me a fortune. I know how to solder for electronics and silver solder for jewelry fixing, and I can sew. When I lost my job, I started doing some fixing for money--helps our quality of life to have a little more spending money at the store and it sure makes me feel good to be less dependent on strangers when something breaks. It is very empowering.