Until recently, when something broke at home, Peter was on it. My role was to hand him whatever tool he needed, so I did learn how to tell a Phillips head screwdriver from a regular one.
But Parkinson’s has diminished Peter’s finger dexterity, so I have -pretty much taken over the role of fixer, although Peter does stand by to advise.
When our living room’s almost-new-floor-to-ceiling-vertical blinds refused to close last week, I climbed up on a chair to take a look, Peter stood by to catch me, if needed. When I couldn’t see what was causing the problem, I went to another room that had similar shades to see how they worked. It looked like a little plastic piece might need re-adjusting. So I climbed back up on the chair and held my breath while I gently pushed this tiny plastic piece back into its place. Success!
Little victories mean a lot when you are quarantined.