I was at our local library one day, and the receptionist at our local medical center made conversation with me as we were both picking out books. She recommended a book to me and I said, “Oh, I’m not picking out something for me, I’m picking out a book for Dov” (my husband). The woman, who has hired my husband on many occasions and knows us quite well said: “Dov reads?”
This has become something of a family joke. I didn’t tell my husband the identity of the woman who said it. But my husband is a college graduate and a history buff who enjoys working with his hands and finding practical solutions for making things work. He loves having something different to work on each day, getting to know new people all the time, and being his own boss. Being a handyman is a choice and he’s darned good at it.
Contributor: Varda Meyers Epstein from kars4kids