One thing I can't claim is the title "Handy Man". However, I come from a long line of Handy Men (probably due to the their rual upbringing where it required innovation and engineering skill to fix anything). While visiting Dad, I brought several projects to complete. His workshop (like his Dad's) is completely organized and ready for any possible project that presents itself. Case and point, my project was a simple gluing project. Dad pulled out eight different types of glue - Gorilla superglue, Fabric/Leather glue, Plastic glue, metal glue, all purpose Elmers glue and the list goes on.
One trait I have inherited from Dad is keeping all the items to be fixed (thinking sometime I might magically acquire the gene to become a "handy man"). So my garage is littered with items to be glued, to be re-inforced, to be analyzed, etc. Also, I have this illusion that maybe I can use the broken item for spare parts - hence drawers full of stranded junk. This desire to keep all items stems from Dad's creative ability to "fabricate" the fix with some odd stranded piece of junk.
So I have a garage full of available junk inventory, awaiting the proper skilled "Handy Man" to create it's solution to the puzzle. The only problem --------- finding it. :)