My dad always reminded me growing up that one day I would have a house of my own and it would be important to respect it and take care of it. He mentioned this often when I would chase around after him on a weekend asking him why he was fixing the fence, the plumbing or something else that needed to be done. During one particular week, he said we needed roof replacement in Queens because it had gone too long without having some major work done. He used this event to point out to me just how quickly something that isn’t taken care of can turn into something even bigger.
Dad was not always good about getting things done around the house. Continue reading I Learned an Important Lesson from My Dad