Last week, I was reading my friends blog at Evil Squirrel’s Nest about doing little projects around the house and how sometimes there are other issues that come from them. This made me think about things here at my crib and how we do little projects, etc.
When mom and dad first started dating – many, many, MANY moons ago – she learned really quickly that dad was not mechanically inclined. Of course, she learned this the hard way. You see, she had just gotten her first apartment and she bought a new hand held shower hose for the tub. She asked daddy to exchange it with the current on the wall nozzle. It sounded like a simple project. Where that’s where you would be wrong. Mom went into the front room and was talking on the phone to her dad while daddy exchanged out the nozzles. A few minutes went by and mom heard some noise. No biggy. That’s when dad walked out of the bathroom, into the living room with his hands behind his back. He said there was a problem. Mom told her dad she had to go and daddy showed her what was behind her back. The old nozzle and part of the wall – so much for being such a ‘simple project’. Try explaining that situation to the apartment maintenance guy with a bigger project now. Snorts – LOL
So mom learned early daddy was not the ‘go to’ guy. Where mom on the other hoof was the project master. Years later after they were married, mom got a wild hair that they needed to tile the bathtub area. Mom went out to the local project store, talked with the men, got the supplies and came home telling dad that they were doing this project that weekend – which happened to be the long Thanksgiving holidays. Daddy was scared while mom was it should be easy. And guess what. Mom did it with flying colors and it still stands today. Daddy was shocked that a project came together. Of course it did – mom was in charge – double snorts.
And over the years, mom has initiated other projects that dad has ‘helped’ on with her that have surpassed what dad thought could actually happen.
So my friends here is the question for the day. Are your parents do it themselves project makers or disasters in the making? Do tell and share.
07/08/2015 at 1:13 am
Ali says my Mom has always done the repairs and can even change the timing belt and oil in the car.
07/08/2015 at 9:33 am
Snorts. My mom can change the oil and has often done so herself. Daddy on the other hoof is lucky if he knows where to put the gas – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
07/08/2015 at 2:02 am
Our dad grew up in a DIY family, so he knows quite a bit BUTT since leaving his family and getting married, mom says, he has gotten lazy. There are a TON of things that need doing around our house butt mom says she’d rather get somebuddy in to do them rather than wait around for dad *BOL*
Wally & Sammy
07/08/2015 at 9:34 am
Snorts! Isn’t that the way it happens? Mom does a lot of fix it herself things around the house from patching holes in the wall to tiling. What she can’t do for herself, she calls in a professional now. XOXO – Bacon
07/08/2015 at 5:29 am
Mom can do any household repair job with just one finger. It’s the finger she uses to dial the phone to call someone to get it done.
Love and licks,
07/08/2015 at 9:34 am
Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. I like how your mom thinks! XOXO – Bacon
07/08/2015 at 5:57 am
Well, my Dad THINKS he can do anything………sadly it’s not always the case!!!!!
07/08/2015 at 9:35 am
We know the feeling cousin. My dad is the same way. XOXO – Bacon
07/08/2015 at 8:49 am
My Dad was pretty handy in his day, but since I was the only boy, I was the one expected to help him with the projects around the house, and more often than not, I was the one who sabotaged them. Ingenuity is a trait of squirrels that must have left me when I fell out of the tree as a baby…
07/08/2015 at 9:36 am
Snorts! I can picture that. My dad is the same way. See what your post inspired me to write today 🙂 Thanks! XOXO – Bacon
Will and Eko
07/08/2015 at 10:17 am
If the project IS disaster, I’m your man!
07/08/2015 at 10:43 am
Snorts. Adding you to my list to call for future uh-oh’s scheduled here at the Hotel Thompson. Thanks my friend! XOXO – Bacon
07/08/2015 at 2:06 pm
We’re all self-reliant up here in the forest – from working in the yard, to working on the ‘hogs,’ we do it!
07/08/2015 at 2:09 pm
Y’all are awesome!! Working on hogs huh? I think I need an oil change – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
Tails Around the Ranch
07/08/2015 at 3:39 pm
Good for your mom! I do my own projects, but know my limits. That’s when I call my dad. 😉
07/08/2015 at 4:42 pm
Snorts! If mom can’t do it, then she lets her fingers do the walking for someone that can… 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
The Island Cats
07/08/2015 at 7:10 pm
OMC. Our peeps are definitely failures when it comes to home repair stuff.
07/09/2015 at 10:52 am
Snorts! Never worry my friends. My daddy sits on the same sofa with you – rolls with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
07/08/2015 at 8:59 pm
Yur Pappaw an mee LadyMum are thee berry same Unccle Bacon!! shee can barele use a screwdriver…it iss fun to watch tho’!!!
**nose bumpss** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=
07/09/2015 at 10:54 am
Snorts – that is so true my friend. It is hilarious to watch them ‘act’ like they know what they are doing. I have to admit though – daddy once put together an entertainment center and only had a handful of spare pieces – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
07/13/2015 at 4:05 pm
Mew mew mew a handful off peecess that iss so-o funny Unccle Bacon!!!
When our entertainmint unit coe-llapsed it was heelareeuss to watch LadyMum tryin to get thee TeeVee off without hertin herself an then tryin to take what was left apart…
Sadlee shee was inn teerss so me did not laff at her…..Thee Cuss-toad-eean came to assist her…fank KatGod fur him! 😉
07/09/2015 at 5:33 am
My son is growing into quite the young “Mr fixit”. We have done some quite amazing projects together!
07/09/2015 at 10:58 am
oohh squeals. Please send him our way – okay Auntie Sharon 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
Midwestern Plant Girl
07/09/2015 at 5:56 am
We’re both handy in this house! I think Breck may even be able to fix things to his liking. .. Oreo. . Not so much 😉
07/09/2015 at 11:00 am
Snorts! I just throw my Egyptian cotton sheet over whatever is broken. That fixes everything… right? XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
07/09/2015 at 4:22 pm
What? Do it yourself projects? Why yes, mom is just fantastic at making dinners and gourmet food. Dad…well dad is extrememly handy at projects outdoors and away from the house. Such as painting a fence….not spray painting though. He is very good at mowing and caring for the lawn. When it comes to the house fixin’ stuff….NO! Mom drops things….like all the time and dad doesn’t pay enough attention to what else is happening while he does one thing. For example, like putting in new caulking between bathroom tile and wall….is the caulking going all over the tile or is it in a nice small line. Ours is all over the tile…which dad has fixed cause mom hollered about it.
Mom usually does the one finger salute and then uses that finger for the pushing of buttons on the phone,
07/09/2015 at 5:07 pm
Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. “One finger salute”. You *have* to be related to my mom with that. I just know it my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon