My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem.
It's really important in any historical fiction, I think, to anchor the story in its time. And you do that by weaving in those details, by, believe it or not, by the plumbing.
I also taught myself how to blow glass using a propane torch from the hardware store and managed to make some elementary chemistry plumbing such as tees and small glass bulbs.
Robert B. Laughlin
Acting is not an important job in the scheme of things. Plumbing is.
I grew up around hardware. I could sell you all the plumbing and electricity you want.