I definitely wouldn’t consider myself to be a MacGyver.
However, I would say that I have a lot in common with Nancy Drew.
When I was growing up I used to read a lot of those mystery novels and I really enjoyed the stories about investigating old, regal estates on a mission to discover hidden treasures or family heirlooms. I’m not going to say that I have always wanted to be Nancy Drew… But for as long as I can remember she has been a hero of mine. This is why I was actually a little excited when my family gave me the extremely stressful task of trying to recover our family heirlooms from our ancient family property. No one had lived in this ice-cold house for several decades already. The home sat vacant, unheated, and untreated by modern air quality control systems. As you can imagine, when I walked inside the air was extremely stagnant and musty. It smelled like mold, mildew, and dust. There wasn’t much that I could do about the unfortunate air quality and odors because I realized that the central heating and cooling system had stopped working 20 years ago. No matter what I did to the thermostat, I wasn’t going to flush the unpleasant indoor air out. As such, I got to work trying to build a fire in the traditional wood burning fireplace. Thank God, I opened the flu right away. As soon as I did, a wood box came tumbling down into the fireplace hearth which was full of family photos, silver, and jewelry. By accident, I had found the hidden treasures in the fireplace chimney – just like Nancy Drew.