I wanted to take an old water softener out of our new-to-us house. I really like learning new skills, and I'd never done plumbing on pipes, just replaced fixtures. So my father in law came over and walked me through it. We did the job together, but I didn't do any soldering of the pipes. Part of me was a bit bummed about that, but then I thought, well, I need it to actually hold water so probably best this way. But he explained and we walked through every step, from draining the water in the house to prepping the fittings and tinning the pipe, to soldering, to testing it out. When we were done, he was getting ready to leave and he set all the tools he was using on a folding table. He said, I'm gonna leave all this stuff with you. I don't really need it anymore, we just moved into a condo, I don't do much plumbing these days. Here's some extra fittings, too, that we didn't use." And he sets them next to the pipes we took out. At the time I said thanks, I appreciated it, if you ever need any of it just let me know. But now, the day after, I finally realize- I just got a full-day class in basic plumbing and a beginner's plumbing toolbox. I also got a pipe-soldering practice kit, so I can do the one thing I didn't get to do (yet still have well-connected pipes). AND I checked something off my house to-do list. Whoa! All I can say is, that's a seriously strong dad move. I'm gonna have to put that one in my "dad bag o' tricks" for when my own kids get to that age.