I didn’t want to become a handyman, I just sort of fell into it.
I grew up in a poor family, as well as my parents taught me how to make the most out of anything. My good friend and I never threw out food or donated used clothes. My Dad would always repurpose the leftover food into a new meal, as well as fix all of the disfigured clothes to make them like new again. In other words, I learned the value of a dollar. This is why I taught myself to fix everything around the lakeside house that might break. I could not afford to call a handyman, a roofer, a painter, or an HVAC tech. If I couldn’t fix something by myself then it did not get fixed. I will admit that HVAC service is not my strong suit, but I still picked up a few tricks as well as trips for furnaces as well as a/cs, and since I couldn’t afford to pay an HVAC pro to do the task, any a/c or oil furnace service work that needed done had to be done by me personally. After a while word got around to my friends as well as neighbors, who asked me to take a look at their HVAC systems when they had any complications. I was happy to help my friends for free, because I was no kind of expert in either heating or cooling, but they always insisted on paying me. After a few months it slowly evolved into being my job full time. To be tolerable, really little of my work involves heating as well as cooling systems, but it does come up from time to time. My greatest strength is absolutely in carpentry.