My father’s decorating style? I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t argue with me when I say he doesn’t have one.
That said, he’s the guy you want around when you start any home improvement project. He’s my hero in the handyman department. Growing up I took it for granted that when something needed fixing, we didn’t have to call a repair man. Of course now that I have my own house, I often find myself calculating the cost of flying my father in from Vermont vs hiring someone…
Even though my Dad is 796 miles away, he’s often my first line of defense.
He once diagnosed a broken toilet over the phone as I held the receiver above the tank. He’s talked me through a dryer repair long distance. He’s the first one I called when a tree limb crashed through our roof (his advice: “call your insurance company”).
I owe him my courage with tools – he bought me my first tool box and filled it with things I still use in my business every day. He gave me his old drill and showed me how to use it with confidence.
His most recent gift to me was a circular saw. I used it to cut shelves for a gorgeous fixer-upper-cupboard I bought at a local consignment store (another beautiful piece from Classic Treasures!).
Check it out.
So today, I send this small shout out to my dad:
It’s because of you
that I’m kind of a bad-ass
in my tool belt.
Happy Father’s Day!