Jerry-Rigging…the Second Generation

My dad is an excellent electrician and mechanic. He can fix most anything.  But when he’s fixing something that is his own, he may take a few shortcuts….and end up with a few extra springs or screws, like when he
fixed his washing machine.  Or he may be able to determine that the there really is nothing wrong with the
car when the check engine light comes on, but can’t find the fuse to switch out in order to make the check
engine light go off…so he’ll just cover that check engine light with a piece of black electrical tape so that it’s not as distracting when you drive.

I’ve always joked about it since Dad is an accurate example of “The cobbler’s children need new shoes.”

And now I see that I have followed in his footsteps. As I type this while I talk to my son over Skype on cheap headphones with the mic on the cord that is too far from my mouth for him to hear me, I am grateful that my web cam is on the fritz.  My hand got tired from holding the microphone up by my mouth so I connected the wire with a twisty-tie (like from a bread bag) to my glasses so that I can talk to my son, hands-free.

Yeah, that apple didn’t fall far from Dad’s tree!

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