Bought two dog beds yesterday and have to pull down the legs and could not do it so I have to phone someone and I know it is simple but I have always had someone to call on to do this sort of thing, and now that I do not, I am not good at fixing things.
I do about 50%.
The rest is left till one of my sons comes to help....or yes get someone in if it is in need very quickly.
I do hate to ask my boys because they are very busy.
Over the years I have had to teach myself, 'how' to use a saw-drill-high pressure hose and paint to a good standard.
I also have used Youtube to teach me a lot.
If you watch it over and over, then do one step at a time, you can get there.
I also know how to make a small retaining wall with bricks and cement...That is not easy, but we got there in the end.
Well I am very independent, have had to be for many years and...quite like it this way I find. I can therefore do basic repairs ie changing a washer, light bulb, fusewire, drill a hole etc but not anything very involved or now where I have to lift anything as my back is stuffed (prob as a result of doing so much myself over the years ie carrying in things, moving things around etc.
I'm quite handy. I take on most things by myself. I would seek assistance whenever I don't have the tools or if the tasks is much more technical than I have time for or money if the situation got worst.
I used to do many little things myself,but now that my arthritis is so bad,I ask my very tolerant and kind friends to help e if I need them! I am a huge believer in Karma. I used to always be helping others before I became too ill to work.Now I find that so many people are keen to help ME and I accept their assistance most graciously and gratefully.