Ten years ago, we moved into a modest family home just east of Toronto.
As new homeowners, we painted all the rooms, cleaned the old carpet and upgraded the windows.
However, Mr. O was clueless how to do minor home repairs. And so he called his father to teach him plumbing, building and electrical skills. He even bought Do-It-Yourself books!
At first, I wasn't too crazy about him buying power tools and spending time at the local hardware store.
He was busy doing projects around the house - replacing old light fixtures, tiling the floor, and installing a new bathtub.
Life at home with two small boys, and a barrage of home renovations can be very stressful.
Why don't we put the home restoration on hold?
Till the kiddies grow up a bit.
Truth is, Mr. O is enjoying his hiatus. It's been far too long.
So, when my son hollered, "Mom! The toilet is not flushing!"
Guess who popped in my head.