I am so thankful that I have a handy husband in Minnesota.
I don’t know how women get by with men that aren’t good with tools.
My husband and I rented for two years and our rental was always falling to pieces. At first I tried calling the landlord to get him to fix things. The guy was horrible at it though. He would never come and wouldn’t take our calls. My husband did a lot of fixes on his own. He fixed the outdoor lights that never seemed to work. He stopped the dishwasher from leaking, got to the stove to turn on and fixed our dryer multiple times. The worst was the air conditioner. Even the landlord mentioned the AC system is a bit tricky. He told us not to call for Minnesota AC repairs though. He said the system got serviced and is fine. Well it was coated with dust and hair when we moved in. My husband cleaned the inside of the AC unit and changed the air filter. He also found out what the issue was with the cooling system. The house could never get cold enough. My husband found that the outdoor air compressor was lopsided. The angle meant all the coolant leaned to one end and wasn’t providing cold air. He took cement blocks and righted them. Suddenly we had icy cold air conditioning. The house was perfectly comfortable. I am so glad that he was around to fix that. I would have lived in a hot house for those two years if not for him.