While looking for information about FHA education, I happened across mention of a "pamphlet" that they recommend - Dare to Repair by Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet.
Sounded interesting, so I went to Amazon.com to check it out. It is actually a paperback titled Dare to Repair: A Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home. I think it could be useful to any first-time homeowner as there are always little items that come up needing attention.
Anyone out there read it? Here is one Amazon.com Editorial Review:
"Whether you identify with riot grrrls or Rosie the Riveter, you'll love the tackle-it-yourself empowerment style of Dare to Repair. Covering simple tasks like unclogging bathroom sinks and switching directions on a ceiling fan along with more intimidating projects such as patching holes in drywall or creating a circuit map, this no-nonsense guide will walk you through those simple steps of maintaining, and perhaps even improving, your home. Forget about Martha and her hot-glue-gun projects--this is about drain snakes, electrical tape, and the kind of screwdrivers you can't order from a bartender.
"Authors Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet mix goofy "Your fridge is running? Better catch it!" jokes with a very matter-of-fact tone that assumes from the start you're woman enough for the job. Sections are arranged by general category (electricity, plumbing, etc.), and every entry is accompanied by clear illustrations of items and processes. For women who live alone or are starting up a business, this is a serious money-saving guide; for those of us with roommates, there's no quicker way to impress than to whip out your toolbox and get down to business. --Jill Lightner "