Who am I?
I am a full-time project manager and estimator for a civil construction company. I take small, medium and large-scale infrastructure projects from inception to completion mostly within the category of road construction. I am currently working towards a bachelor degree in construction management at a local tech institution and I previously graduated with a bachelor of arts majoring in political science and political policy analysis. I know it seems like an odd mix, political theory and construction, but I regularly find myself incorporating skills I acquired from my undergrad into my day to day at my construction firm.
What’s the purpose of my corner of the blog?
One of my favourite hobbies is functional woodworking. By functional I mean I’m not into making ornate pieces like inlayed jewelry displays, or musical boxes. My style incorporates a more practical approach. My wife and I look for ways to make our home more efficient and it often results in me taking on woodworking projects to realize our vision. By all accounts I am a novice, but I have acquired practical knowledge and skills from my profession over the years. I have a small wood shop that is conveniently located in my parent’s garage where I tackle most of the projects. This blog will also focus on how I learned to be an urban handyman and various ways that other urban handymen and women can be prepared to take on simple tasks at home.
I’m also a devoted husband to an amazing wife (and I’m not just saying that ’cause she runs this blog) and I want to share my experiences and advice on how a man can successfully navigate a long term relationship while still maintaining his individuality.