This is a great tip my grandma gave me when I was a bachelor living on my own, before I knew a thing about working around electronics. It’s one of the best tips I’ve gotten in my life and now I hope it serves you well.
What is the best way to repair your oven, your fridge, your freezer or any other domestic appliance? The answer is simple! Call a local professional appliance repair company and tip them well!
Didn’t think it would be so simple, eh? Well, it is. All you got to do to fix your broken kitchen appliances is trust the nearest expert, as they’re in the appliance repair business for a good reason. Later I want to show more complex, hands-on approaches to fixing your appliances yourself, but for now this tip should suffice and hopefully save you time so you can do more of what you’re supposed to be doing and not wasting time fumbling around with the fridge.
Welcome to this story of how my life changed. This blog would not be the way it is today if I had not visited the wonderful city of Kelowna in inner British Columbia this summer. It all started as recent as two weeks ago. I was driving alone down the road when I saw an old man dumping a broken-down oven on the side of the road. He seemed to be struggling so I curbed my car and hopped out to ask if he needed help.
It turned out this strange old man needed a lot of help as he had more than ten other major kitchen appliances he was dumping on the side of the road. I ended up helping him for more than an hour as he had broken fridges and gas ranges that all needed to be set neatly for a his son’s junk removal truck to pick up. The reason my life changed that day is because of the things that old man said to me.
He said many things that I’ll never forget, but here are some of my favorite quotes:
“Never fix an appliance that isn’t already broken.”
“Find something you love and love it as much as you can.”
“Life’s too short to clean your jeans by hand, so buy a clothes washing machine.”
“I wish I had gotten a dishwasher a lot sooner, as over my life I’ve spent countless thousands of hours doing my own dishes with a mucky sponge.”
Indeed, as you can guess this man had been an appliance repair mechanic all his life, and he had just retired the day before. When I told him that I had just recently been employed as an appliance mechanic myself, he opened up to me and gave me a life’s experience in one hour of words. He had collected these appliances over his lifetime hoping to fix them on his spare time and sell them to friends and family, but had never gotten around to it. He had been in and out of the hospital over the past 8 years for stomach cancer and now he was finally ready to give his broken home appliances away. He taught me many tricks of the trade and appliance repair tips, and I’ll be sharing these over the years on this blog for I had written them down in my notebook.
The reason why this story was so life changing for me is because that is when I got the idea for an appliance museum exhibition and really grew a respect for following one’s dreams and working hard in life to maintain a nice home. This man had worked so hard all his life and he had a lot to show for it. His house was tantamount to a mansion with 4 floors and countless large windows. He had a butler who cleaned and cooked for him and a wife who loved him dearly. For me it was a slap across the face that said I needed to adjust my path and change my thinking, and it was such an impactful moment that I am crying right now as I write this.
If you had met this old man for yourself, you’d understand. But unfortunately I learned from his wife over the phone that he had died two days after I had left. I will never forget him. Thanks for reading and check back at my blog– http://mbmuseumfundraising.com–soon for my museum and appliance repair related content. Until then, farewell!
In a previous post I talked about a great idea for a medieval-themed museum exhibition, but now I have another great idea for you! This exhibition idea will teach children the evolution of kitchen appliance design as well as show even adults what life was like when every family still had rudimentary appliances and how these appliances were used.
We had fire stoves, ice boxes, etc, and they each provided a different function and service for the family home similar to many of the appliances we still use today. If you want to support this idea and see it in your local museum then start a petition in your local community because many times the reason we don’t get what we want is because we never ask.
Hello, folks. Yesterday night while taking a shower I came up with a great idea for a museum exhibition and I want to share it with you. If you have the power to make this real, feel free to use my idea as I believe it will help any museum get a lot more visitors.
As some of my friends know, I believe we’re living in the Second Renaissance and some hard evidence to prove it is Americans, Canadians, New Zealanders, Australians and South Africans all looking back at their medieval heritage because now Columbus and all the explorers of his time in the 15th century have left us to enjoy their party without them and now we’re all wondering where we came from. To learn about our heritage we are forced to explore medieval Europe. So a great exhibition plan would be to research where the majority of your town’s or city’s heritage comes from and make an exhibition that teaches people about the medieval heritage of the people who migrated here in the 15th century.
I believe this would be great for the Manitoba Museum to do about French and English immigrants in the 15th to 17th centuries, because this is a grey and nebulous topic. When we think of Canadian history we usually think of the 18th and 19th centuries, but the the truth is Europeans were living in Canada in the late Middle Ages, as late at the 1490s and that is what an exhibition should be showing.
So the title of this exhibition would be Medieval Canadians, and it would explore the first Canadians who lived in Manitoba during the 15th century. Of course, they wouldn’t be called “Canadians” that early in time but it’s easy for us to call them that because they lived in the land that we now call Canada.
So what are your thoughts on this? Thanks for reading! If you’re think about visiting I’d love to wish you welcome to Manitoba!
Today I want to share 5 reasons why museums are important. As a museum lover I try to think why someone who doesn’t know much about museums might want to care more about them. So let’s begin.
Museums educate people in a way no other thing can. If you want to learn about something, there are many ways to do it, but none of them are quite like going to an exhibition in the museum. Unlike reading Wikipedia articles, going to the museum let’s you see things physically right in front of your eyes and you can reach out and touch them. Usually experts can guide you and describe the thing you want to learn as you tour through a physical place. Even virtual reality isn’t quite like this, and it’s very special.
They get children excited to learn. Indeed, I remember being 9 years old and going to an exhibition about WW2 airplanes at the museum and that day I fell in love with airplanes. A child can find his or her passion by accident simply by going to the museum.
They give you exercise. My mom used to say the main reason she loved shopping in the mall is because she’s forced to do a lot of walking. Walking is very healthy, and in a museum we walk from scene to scene and this is great.
They bring people together. I once started dating someone I met at a museum. We connected because we were both interested in the same things. Also, going to the museum with your family is a great thing and it’s a great date for any occasion.
They are great tourist attractions in smaller towns. Yes, many small towns across Manitoba are proud of their museum and having one makes even the smallest village notable. City’s quite wouldn’t be the same without a place for tourists to go and learn more about it’s history.
This has been my list of 5 reasons why museums are important. Thank you for visiting our Manitoba blog and we hope you come back soon!
Let’s get straight to it. This website no longer handles fundraising money for museums in Manitoba. I’ve always wanted to just relax and blog and now I have the chance, but I didn’t want to change the website because some regular readers still come here and I love you all.
If you would like to donate to Manitoba museums than we suggest you contact them directly. Donating to museums allows them to build their collections and that benefits everyone in Manitoba.
After many changes over the year’s you might be sad to learn that my little brother Harry has become the exhibition coordinator for a museum in London. Or maybe you’re not sad, but I’m jealous. He has taken the dream job I always wanted but I guess it’s not too late for me. Harry got his Honors in Art History and I think that’s why they hired him. He also has a lot of experience in managing events from his years of working for a wedding company. So far he loves his new job and I’ll be flying to London from Manitoba on May 14th 2019 to visit him.