My name is Ray and I moved into a house in Texas about a year ago that had no been lived in in over a decade. I am learning as I go. So far I have rewired outlets, replaced gas line, replaced water lines, built a goat pen and a fort for my kids out of scrap lumber. It is a novel experience, more so since I basically just have a cordless saws-all and a cordless drill. Makes projects interesting.
No one is born knowing how to do everything, with the obvious exception of myself. Just pick up some tools, read a book if you must, and get to it. Saves you money and gives you that accomplished feeling.