Your husband sounds like my wife. At least my wife was born on Long Island and her dad is a "Hire a Professional" type of guy for the most part. Me, I am like you, just the opposite sex. I got to pull the trigger on my dad's 12 gauge at the age of 5. Couldn't understand why I didn't kill the buzzard I was aiming at over a mile away that appeared to be a speck in the sky, but it was fun nonetheless. Got to hunt on my own at the age of 8 with a .410 shotgun. Didn't kill anything for quite a while, but I was at least out in the woods. I am going to take my daughter with me next year when she is 5 years old and see if she likes it. My wife and I have been talking about putting in a 40x40 addition on the new house which will have living space above and a 4 bay, 8 car garage/work area below. I plan on making a good amount of it a wood working shop and then installing a vehicle lift in it. If all goes as planned, I will be in hog heaven in about 5 or so years. It really does amaze me what people are charged for brake jobs. If the rotors/drums don't need to be replaced, the repair is less than $100 in parts and it is really easy. Even when I had to replace all 4 rotors and the pads on my truck it was only around $300 for parts. For the cars it runs about $200 for rotors and pads. The repair takes less than an hour. Had a friend of mine get rid of his car because the dealer quoted him $800+ for a brake job. Told him he should have called me and I would have done it for $500. I guess the good thing about cars and other equipment is that I actually get some personal joy out of figuring out how to do the repairs myself. Was down in Tampa in May and my in-laws were quoted $700+ by their mechanic to have a fuel filling issue repaired on their Sonata. I went online, figured out what the problem was and they bought the evap canister the next day from the dealer for $200. It was a 30 minute repair. They are still thanking me for fixing it.