My uncle is what everyone considers to be the handyman in the family. Anytime anyone has something that is broken and needs repair, or something that needs to be installed, he will roll up his sleeves, grab his tools, and get to work. Since we’re all related to him, he doesn’t charge us for doing it, although we still offer him money or gifts to show our appreciation. When he fell while walking on a trail and his AC stopped working, I helped him get an AC repair in Queens, because none of the other family members knew how to do it.

I guess that’s the problem of relying on one person to do all of the repairs and installations for the family. If something ever happens to that person, everyone is left without a clue of what to do. We never thought about it before, but there will …