My home repair skills have always been modest, limited to such tasks as dish washing and replacing light bulbs. Most people wouldn’t consider dishwashing and light-bulb replacing as true home repair, but over my lifetime I’ve learned to take solace in humble around-the-house triumphs, including things like hanging a shade, planting a geranium, or mowing the lawn without it ending up in a trip to the emergency room.
Truth is, I’ve had only one lawn-to-ER episode. Not bad. A ground wasp, or whatever evil buzzing thing it was, stung me on the knee. Not two minutes later, my knee about the size of a holiday ham, we were off to the ER, my wife at the wheel.