Joao, this is an exceptional piece. Your father sounds like an interesting and wise man. I’m not sure about there, but here, we would call him a “Jack of all trades”. His knowledge about so many little things is important. So many people are stuck in their books, but never get any real world experience, leaving them without the common sense to get out of the rain, so to speak.
I really liked this, a lot. Thank you for sharing.