Chicks that Fix

Wouldn’t this make a great name for a company?

“Hello. Chicks that Fix. How can I help you?”

Last week I had a small gathering of women to my house for a little bit of Christmas cheer. As I was getting ready, I noticed some water on the toilet tank. I wiped it away and it soon came back. I mentioned this to my friends, and Susanne said she knew how to fix toilets and would check it out later.  Before she left the party, she came out to tell me that my toilet tower was broken and that she was heading out to get the part and to run an errand and would be back to fix it within a couple hours.  She said she could just fix it for me or I could watch and learn and help her. I love learning by doing and was excited for her to return.

I loved that she knew how to fix a toilet and thought that was so hot. This week she installed a new faucet in her own bathroom and fixed another toilet. She has cool hobbies and inspires me.

Another friend had mentioned that she took the time to help someone jumpstart their car. She was afraid she wouldn’t have enough time to be helpful, and learned that it actually was very easy and didn’t take long at all. Afterwards, she felt good for helping someone and doing a good deed.

Marilynne laid her own slate front walkway and did her own irrigation system in her backyard. How cool is that? I would never even know where to begin. But I’ve never really been curious about learning or doing this type of work, so maybe that’s the reason I’ve never tried. Watching her and hearing her stories were intriguing though. I wonder how she learned and got her confidence.

Today I was at the gym and was thinking of all the things I had to get done today. As I walked to my car, I heard the car next to me trying to start and it didn’t sound good at all. I wished I hadn’t heard it, but I did. I got in my car, unrolled the window and asked the guy if he had AAA. He said he did, but wasn’t sure how long they would take as it was raining and we had the huge storm of the year yesterday. I asked him if he wanted help and he asked if I had jumper cables. I said I did, and would be happy to help him.

I got out of the car, and began to attach the jumper cables to my car as he attached his end to his. I realized my car was too far away so I removed my ends and moved my car closer to his and then reattached the cables and jumped his car in probably less than 7 minutes. He was really thankful that he didn’t have to wait for help and I felt good that I wasn’t nervous and was able to help him without fear. This was a new thing for me and it made me smile.

Chicks that Fix. I’m inspired and want to learn how to do more. What do you know how to fix? I can fix dinner. I can fix a toilet. I can fix a car’s battery. I fixed the light on the washing machine recently. That was cool. I’m sure I have a lot to learn and am inspired now. What do you want to learn how to do?

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2 thoughts on “Chicks that Fix

  1. Chicks that fix! I love it! in the back of my mind over the last few years staying home with the kids, the careers that has spoken to me are far from the career I had a high-tech. I’ve wanted to do home repairs for senior citizens, because I like seniors and I’m nice to them. The other thing I always wanted to do is teach classes to women on home repair. They can see how easy it is especially with today and YouTube. I can’t say that all my home repair jobs have gone flawlessly (drips happen), but I do know that if I try and fix it first and then have to call a repairman at least I tried! And most of the time, I succeed!!

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