Sometimes our dad thinks that she can repair a problem that should be left up to a professional.
When I was a kid, a lot of things in the house were not fixed respectfully, because our dad was working on them.
The screen door on the front porch was broken because our dad did not know how to repair the screen. Both of us had concerns with the automobile for weeks. My dad was convinced that she could repair the gas furnace & one time we opted to go without heat for a whole week. It was very frigid outside & the temperatures were quite frigid. Everyone in the house was hopeful that Dad would call a gas furnace maintenance service. She tried concernshooting the component a bunch of times & she was convinced many times in a row that she could solve the problem. On the 5th day that we did not have heat, our dad finally broke down & decided to call the gas furnace maintenance service. I swear that the maintenance supplier was only in the house for an hour or 2 & she had the problem with the gas furnace fixed. After that, every time there was a problem, our Dad insisted that our dad contact a maintenance service. If we had a problem with the plumbing, she was not going to stand around for weeks & weeks & wait for our dad to repair it. I understand that she was trying to be a helpful guy, however it was better to let someone else do the job. My dad was a whiz with a calculator, although she didn’t know the first thing about mechanics or engineering.