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Old 08-06-2016, 07:43 PM   #131
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You rarely hear of Renaissance Men anymore, I am the daughter of one.
You are blessed, PF.
On the subject of Renaissance Man, this is one of my favorite quotes from Hienlin's Time Enough for Love
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects!
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You really have an advantage if you are able to do-it-yourself when you buy a home (or have super dad nearby). I'll bet your dad is enjoying being able to help you do these things.
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You are blessed, PF.
On the subject of Renaissance Man, this is one of my favorite quotes from Hienlin's Time Enough for Love
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects!
Lazarus Long sure has a way with words. Love Heinlein, that is also one of my favorite quotes of his.
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Old 08-07-2016, 12:07 AM   #134
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You really have an advantage if you are able to do-it-yourself when you buy a home (or have super dad nearby). I'll bet your dad is enjoying being able to help you do these things.
He loves being asked for advice, I bounce a lot of ideas off him and he is willing to pitch in and help get the work done. Dad has been showing me how to use all the machines in his shop. Next week I am learning about the acetylene welder...that one is being taught to me by Mom, she's the one with the certification!
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