Lady Mechanic ~ If I Had a Hammer

If I Had a Hammer

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?

I was thinking about electrical and carpentry so I could do my own home repairs. When I started writing I remember what I wanted to do when I was younger I wanted to be an auto mechanic. I knew how to change my oil, spark plugs and brakes.

I would have loved to get an old car and restore it, a nice eight-cylinder, with a steel frame and thick cushion bench seats. I would go to car shows and beam like a proud mama.

I had an old car with a bad alternator. I knew how to jump-start it with a wrench. When I was dressed all girly in heels, skirt and makeup and the car would stall I would open the hood and stick my head under. Men would always stop and ask if they could help and I would politely say, ‘no thank you,’ and proceed to start the car. Then I would close the hood, slide into the driver’s seat, freshen up my lipstick then pull off. The looks I use to get.
Yea I would have the skill of auto mechanic as a skill in my back pocket.

This is my 500 post
This is my 500 post

27 thoughts on “Lady Mechanic ~ If I Had a Hammer

  1. I wish I knew more about landscaping, as my hubby has the green thumb. I love how flowers and yards look, but all the ins and outs, I’m not knowledgeable in…:) Congrats on 500 posts, too! Wow!

      1. Well, there are some plants that live through it all and I’ve owned them! 🙂 Now I’m thankful for my husband who knows what he’s doing! 🙂

  2. Well done Kim, 500 is a lot of posts. I come from a family of builders, my dad and my brother are carpenters. I inherited none of their skill and I wish I did have some to do as you say repairs around my house.

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