Today is Joe's birthday so I want to share a little story about him.
For those of you who know Joe you probably know he finds great pride in being able to fix things himself. He pretty much refuses to pay someone to (and I quote), "fix something I can fix myself." There is one small exception to this rule which applies to Brian and our computer...Joe gladly accepts defeat in that area. : )
AND he did let me pay someone to paint our kitchen and playroom before we moved into our house BUT he painted the laundry room.
You get the point...
So, my garage door opener has been broken for a few weeks. Joe took it apart and figured out what was wrong and ordered replacement parts online.
(New door = $200 Replacement parts =$25)
He worked for several hours a few Friday's ago and it still wouldn't work. He finally had to stop working and walk away from it Friday night. Saturday morning he was in the garage before 8 am trying to figure out what he was missing. Brady and I could hear the door go up a little then stop and go back down. I knew Joe was about to scream!! Brady went to the garage door and knocked and yelled for Joe to let him come out there. As frustrated as Joe was he let Brady come out and "help" him. Brady was really serious about this. He put on his work vest (over his PJ's) and got his tools and climbed up the ladder.
I'm sure Joe was thinking, "Well you sure can't hurt it, it doesn't work anyway."
This is Brady basically stunned because, "If Dad can't fix it who will?"
Then Brady touched a sensor with his screwdriver and a lightbulb went off in Joe's head!!!