I know the idea of marrying a woman like your mom is a good idea (or inevitable) and likewise marrying a man like your dad is a good idea (or inevitable). I won't comment on Matt's choice, but I have noticed some similarities between Matt & my dad. They are very, very different in a lot of ways, but the home projects really bring out the similarities. As noted by my dad:
Glad to hear progress continues - no surprise there, Matt's obviously working hard on the project and also obviously has interest and apptitude for this kind of work. He takes after me - how'd that happen?