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How handy do you regard yourself?

Gonna toot my own horn here...I rate myself a 7 on the 0 to 10 scale. I can lay blocks, do concrete flatwork and foundations, do all kinds of rough framing and finish carpentry, do roofing, build decks, install siding/doors/windows/plumbing/HVAC/ductwork/cabinets/flooring/carpeting etc, hang and finish drywall, rewire a house and redo main service, do advanced maintenance and repairs on cars and trucks and rebuild small engines, build a desktop computer, troubleshoot wireless networks, do any and all kinds of outdoor work and cut down trees and split firewood, install a woodburning stove, salvage a 100 year old barn, and I could go on and on but to end my bragging I am also a great cook and love to host dinner parties...yes, my girlfriend thinks I am amazingly talented.

Tell us the things YOU are good at doing....

And feel free to call me a BS artist if you want....
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I think I'm a solid 5 BUT my track record is poor.. I usually cause more damage than anything else... At least I try!
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Gonna toot my own horn here...I rate myself a 7 on the 0 to 10 scale. I can lay blocks, do concrete flatwork and foundations, do all kinds of rough framing and finish carpentry, do roofing, build decks, install siding/doors/windows/plumbing/HVAC/ductwork/cabinets/flooring/carpeting etc, hang and finish drywall, rewire a house and redo main service, do advanced maintenance and repairs on cars and trucks and rebuild small engines, build a desktop computer, troubleshoot wireless networks, do any and all kinds of outdoor work and cut down trees and split firewood, install a woodburning stove, salvage a 100 year old barn, and I could go on and on but to end my bragging I am also a great cook and love to host dinner parties...yes, my girlfriend thinks I am amazingly talented.

Tell us the things YOU are good at doing....

And feel free to call me a BS artist if you want....
Well based on what you describe yourself as, I'd say I'm right there with you with being a 7. I do a majority of the things you mentioned, save for a few but also do a few other things as well.
It's how I was raised, to do get your hands dirty and do your own work. Be self reliant. Unfortunately, that's a trend that has been diminishing in our country...

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Drinking peach moonshine. I do it, and I do it well. Yup,,,,,, that's about it for me.

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Drinking peach moonshine. I do it, and I do it well. Yup,,,,,, that's about it for me.
Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a winner here!

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There are downsides to being handy.
Instead of kicking back watching a game on Saturday you are busy doing things that make your back ache. You have a hard time hiring things out. Things like finishing drywall take little time and effort for the professionals but you apply mud and then sand over and over again until it's right knowing you are saving money but wondering how much you are making (saving) on an hourly scale.
Friends and family always have something they need your help with which is great, but you let your own projects slip while doing so.
I've made a living fixing airplanes for over 25 years. Snow-blower modifications don't require tons of paperwork and regulatory oversight.
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home repairs= 2
auto repairs=2+(was higher years ago when younger and simpler)
ingenuity/modifying= 4 on a good day
snow blower/mower repair= 5 maybe
high tec electronics.. or any electronics= 0 to maybe 1
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home repairs= 2
auto repairs=2+(was higher years ago when younger and simpler)
ingenuity/modifying= 4 on a good day
snow blower/mower repair= 5 maybe
high tec electronics.. or any electronics= 0 to maybe 1
If Geno scores 4 or 5 on snow blowers and ingenuity. My score is negative.
Your Ariens is still my favorite of all time.
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