Living on my own I quickly realized when I moved in that I was capable of doing more fix-it stuff around the house than I originally gave myself credit for. Within the first week of moving into the house my VCR went on the fritz so I purchased a new one. Rather than wait for Dad or one of my brothers to hook it up I gave it a whirl and voila...Tool Girl was born!
Don't be too impressed...my skills are very limited and I still need to call on my dad or brothers to help me out (although lately I've decided to add CJ) to my list of fix-it (aka...hellllp) buddies! Man...that girl can do 'bout anything! Too bad she lives 8 hours away! :o(
Anyway, back to the original reason for this post. One skill I haven't attempted yet is to learn how to do anything electrical. To be honest, it scares me to death! In order for me to install a new light fixture it would involve shutting off the power supply to the entire city if not half my provice just for me to feel comfortable that I'm not going to electricute myself! Oh yah....they call me Tool Girl! LOL!
One night this week when a piano student arrived her dad came with her. Pretty normal occurrance. Some read; some sleep; some work, but not this guy. He arrived and asked me to put him to work! We've been friends for years and I knew he was serious so I quickly ran to the basement and pulled out these 4 light fixtures that I'd purchased over 2 years ago but just hadn't had anyone to install them yet.
Voila! 45 mins. later 4 new light fixtures and one very happy piano teacher! And the best thing...he told me to keep track of any other little repairs I need done and he'll take care of them next time. Wahoo! Gotta love it when you can create a 'Honey Do' list for someone else's honey!
Thanks Mystery Man! I asked if I could take his pic but he said he was blog shy. :o)