DIY Problem Solving Should Include Kith and Kin Answered
Doing favors for, and asking help from your local friends, neighbors, and merchants should always be part of significant problem solving .
Not always the first step, not always the last step. But there is no intelligence like local intelligence. The paint guy at Mutual Ace hardware and I know each other by name. The cashiers at Craftwood Lumber and the guys who work the lumber counter there know me as well. It's not that I do that much business. But, when they are not busy, I have run ideas past them. Neighbors here discuss improvement and fix up projects., I've helped people; they have helped me. I';ve helped teach this skill to my kids and they have profited by it If you don't know someone local, the sites: meetup.com and rentafriend.com can help this.
The skill is being lost; otherwise I wouldf not mention what used to be obvious.