Are you the type who try to fix things when they break or the type who usually throw away and buy new? Or are you somewhere in between? Fix some, get a pro to repair some, and replace some?
Which things do you repair? What would you always throw away and buy new? Do you engage other people to repair anything?
I try to repair stuff I think will be quick fixes and things that is expensive to have someone else repair for me. Sometimes I break things more while trying to repair them. That often is rewarded with new knowledge. 🙂
Mostly, when I try to fix something, I succeed. Often it tend to take longer than I expect. Replacing a parking break switch in the car would typically take twenty minutes in my head and 3 hours in reality. Last weekend, I replaced our kitchen sink fixture. It took a little less than an hour in my head. Including buying thread converters (I found them in the third hardware store I visited), it took half a day. 😀
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