If I had a Hammer/Daily Prompt 4-25

Daily Prompt April 25th, 2014

If you could learn a trade — say carpentry, electrical work, roofing, landscaping, plumbing, flooring, drywall — you name it — what skill(s) would you love to have in your back pocket?

These days I would like to have the phone number in my back pocket of someone to do is willing to do all of these for me! I have done my share of many of these trades and I can’t say that I enjoyed them all that much with the exception of landscaping. I grew up on a farm and I know my way around a tool belt and I’m grateful for the knowledge. As a woman it gives me a great deal of independence not having to call a man to fix my leaky toilet or jump start my dead battery on my car. I have hammered, sawed, refinished, re-purposed and repaired. At one point in my life I was all about home fix-it projects and found a certain pride in the finished products. When I wanted something done I figured out how to do it myself, made a trip to Menards and went to work. I’m no where close to being a master at any of these skills but I know enough. I will leave the learning to those with a passion for it – they will be the ones who will do the best work and I greatly admire their patience and skill. These days when I want to learn something new I’ll gladly put down the hammer and pick up my camera, a paintbrush or a musical instrument. My creativity has taken a different path and I’ll embrace it with passion. Who knows maybe I’ll rap a little MC Hammer 😉

 

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