Hi, I am NOT Mr. Fix-it.

I have lots of friends who are “handy.”  That is, they are just this side of MacGyver when it comes to fixing stuff around the house. Give them a toothbrush, some olive oil, and Duct Tape and they can send a man to the moon. Give me the same things and I can send a man to the ER,

And frankly, I am more than a little bit jealous about this. Cause sometimes The Beautiful Bride and I have a conversation like:

“Did you hear that (insert friend’s name here) husband re-did the kitchen/rebuilt the transmission/re-roofed the house last weekend?

To which I reply, “Yeah well, I changed a light bulb. With the new ‘green’ kind, so I kissed the planet…how about that.”

 “That’s nice honey…”

Pauuuusssse…..

At which point I sulk off to the garage, and then call back to the house, “Hey do you know where my tools are?”

That’s not to say that I have not fixed things.

Cause I have.

Just this weekend, I fixed the ice maker on the refrigerator. I discovered there was  a puddle of water on the floor and, without any additional help I might add, determined that something was wrong.

So I pulled the refrigerator our from the wall, without any additional help I might add, and through my vast experience I determined that there was a leak.

And I fixed it.

BOOM! Just like that. No more water on the floor.

And how did I do that, you might ask?

Blow torch? Replace the gasket? New Fetzer Valve?

Nope, I did it my way.

By turning off the water.

So there, take that Mr. Bob Villa handyman kind of guy who lives down the street.

I fixed the leak.

Sort of.

Any idea what you do next?

(and if you come over to help, could you bring some ice cubes, we’re all out.)

 

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Posted on September 15, 2011, in Dad stuff and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I can totally relate to this!

  2. I’m more MacGruber than MacGyver.

    Wife has gotten crafty. Unfortunately, I’ve been roped into this as well. Now I have to drill holes in the wall and level stuff (fortunately there is an app for that.) I watched Dad more than I got to participate in making.

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