Owning a home can be a daunting task. When I owned one, there was always something to fix, clean, or change. That part was never really relayed to me at the time of signing, and I was not prepared for any of it. Granted, growing up we were broke so dad would fix almost everything at our house. I remember he told me a quote that his dad, my grandfather, told his older brother when his older brother made a comment about being rich and not having to fix things.

If we were rich, we wouldn't know how to fix these things.

As I got older, I realized that quote really did speak volumes on why I now take pride in being able to fix random things around the house, car, or just about anything. Good ole Papa Doe coming in a clutch with a quote he probably never knew would make it to his grandson. Fixing things adds a little pride and pep in your step. However, this Lake Charles family may not be quite on the same level as Papa Doe.

Debbie Holt
Debbie Holt

Debbie and Clint Holt of Lake Charles had a little water heater issue recently. Their water heater is in the attic. I still don't understand why one would put gallons and gallons of water above your head in an attic, but they do. Their water heater sprung a leak recently and it proceeded to drip through their ceiling. As a result, it messed up the ceiling a bit. Debbie was tired of looking at the holes while they waited for the contractor to come and fix their ceiling. Her wise husband decided that since the contractors were coming, but didn't want his wife to have to look at the holes in their ceiling. What do you do? You band-aid it.

In the fixing things world, when you "band-aid" something you just sorta fix it to get you through the time until it can be properly fixed. Clint did just that. He literally made some band-aids and slapped those up on the ceiling to cover the holes. Now, Debbie doesn't have to stare at those unsightly holes in her ceiling and Clint can strut across the house knowing he took care of the issue.

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