Cool things with wheels since 2006
Not enough Grandpas know how to fix anything. ;o)
my son is 20,I taught him everything I know about fixing and building things. our water heater needed replacing when he was 13 , I told him to look at it, and make a list of everything we would need to replace it,then we went to a plumbing supply house and bought everything on his list, and aside from helping him muscle it out the back door after he drained it I sat in a chair and watched.did the same thing when the brakes needed replacing on the car, told him I was going to do one side, and he should take pictures and notes, cause he was doing the other side by himself when he was 15 and wanted a car, we made him learn a foreign language in exchange for $4500 to buy a car. yes we paid out kid to learn another language....he bought a 76 Chevy and has since swapped in a fuel injected engine and 5 speed transmission along with AC and some other cool stuff. he got a sports scholarship to a snooty private college in New Englandbut didnt like college or snooty yankees. he got his certs to do HVAC repair, did that for a while , and then went to welding school and is a certified welder, and went to truck driving school and is now in paid training with a trucking company that does heavy haul oversize loads, last weeks cargo was moving something 17 feet wide and worth $72 million, 2000 miles. this weeks cargo is only worth $13 million, but weighs 140,000 lbs sadly, most 20 yr olds cant even change a tire.
well done! What language did he chose? and Why did he pass on welding and go to driving? I totally understand why he passed on HVAC, it sucks. My compliments on your effective and no doubt pleasurable rearing of your son. Excpet for the first year, I think I'd love to do that, and stuff that little brain full of incredible wonders of the world and education in so many incredible things. I dare to say I'd get the little munchkin far more prepared to succeed in this challenging world than I ever was. I'd certainly tell him to not waste time blogging.
did he ever take up any drums, guitar, or something?