Knowing how to troubleshoot household problems is huge. There’s no telling how much money I’ve saved just by knowing some basic skills. I want to help you save money too. That is my ultimate goal. I want to show you the tools I use as well as some tips and tricks.
But first, who am I?
Growing up I always had a inquisitive mind. I can remember as a child I use to take apart my toys and electronics just to see what was on the inside of them. I had a thirst for knowledge on how things worked.
Even the high school I went to was a “nerdy” school. We had Lego Robotics as an actual class. I loved it! I also learned basic programming using C++, how to draw using AutoCAD, how to make my own circuit boards, and advanced robotics. I graduated in 2006 only to get into a trade that was both physically and mentally challenging. Electrical.
As a electrician I was able to satisfy my cravings for knowledge on how things worked. I picked up on a lot of the other trades surrounding me as well. I learned some basic plumbing, carpentry, framing, and drywall. I still hold my electrical journeyman license in the state of Texas.
In 2010, I purchased my first home at the age of 22. A modest 1,000 square feet house that was built in 1950. The house was nearly triple my age! An old house is like an old man; They just don’t work like they did when they were young. When problems came, and boy did they come, I had to fix them.
It needed quite a few repairs. The house wasn’t a “handyman special” but it wasn’t too far off. I had to learn how to do these repairs myself or risk losing my home. I was fortunate to know people from other crafts and I was able to watch and learn what they were doing.