|Colin & Corey lending a hand - circa 1993|
|Another generation starts with Bryce!|
My father, a pastor, would also tinker with cars and construction. He inherited that from his father, an engineer. My siblings and I are also carriers of the gene, which is a good thing, since Dad put us to work, helping on his projects. My husband is also handy with a hammer. I'll never forget when he volunteered to help a friend shingle his house - the on-site expert. He came home that night and announce how much fun it was to do something he had never done before. I was a bit horrified! But the roof didn't leak - to the best of my knowledge.
Likewise, our sons grew up playing in sawdust and figured out quickly which nail (metal verses finger) to hit with a hammer. They are willing to tackle most jobs on their own or with an assist from either a parental unit or U-Tube - whichever is more readily available.
Court is currently remodeling his basement, which lead to a proud Granma moment. When I went over to check on the progress, I found grandboy number one revealing his heretofore hidden genetic ability. Crowbar and hammer in hand, Bryce showed me how he was prying up tiles from the concrete where they had been affixed for at least a couple of decades. He gave me a huge smile as he explained his exploits. At least, he said he was smiling when I took the picture. He wouldn't lie about that, would he?
So thanks to my ill-advised advisor, I am ready to scientifically state with 75% certainly that Bryce carries the handyman gene! Here's to another generation! Happy to see the trait continue!