Saturday, December 8, 2012
To Repair Or Replace?
I guess where I am really going with this is that we need to start fixing things rather than just throwing them out and go down to Wal-Mart and buying another one just to do the same thing in six months. Learning the skills that will be necessary some day and having the skill and knowledge to make things work. Passing them on to the next generation is also very important. We need to do this before the knowledge is gone and no one remembers how to do them. I have made a personal commitment to fix things until they are no longer fixable and to then strip the item apart and use it for it's parts. I have started to show my youngest son how we used to do things and I am surprised by his interest in learning this kind of stuff. He is 17 and about 6 months ago he sold his computer and has been spending most of his time outside working on things and helping me fix the things that need repair around the house.