Friday, March 02, 2007

What a Treat!

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 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)


  1. You better hold on to that guy...they're handy to have groaning or complaining when you give them your list...I have a couple that do work for me...husbands of girls I work with...they've done some wiring and one put in a bathroom in the basement for me...barely charged me anything, long as I was there as his's a good way to do it...I learned alot by helping out.

  2. I didn't know you teach piano! That is so neat! Two of my kids are taking piano, and another one next year! I also took it when I was a teen!

    I'm glad you got your lights put up. It's so nice to get things finished, isn't it?

  3. Oh that's funny. I wondered why our power was out a few weeks ago! :) What a great guy to offer his services like that. There needs to be more men in the world like that. Hopefully he brings his daughter for lessons more often eh? Imagine the things that would get done around your place.


  4. I know what you mean when it comes to electrical work, scares me too. It's wonderful that you found someone who was able to help you out. It looks fantastic.

  5. Wow! That is so neat!

    I don't know that I would call myself tool girl, but I dable. :) I would NEVER touch the electric. (It makes me nervous when Ryan does, too.) :) Shhh! Don't tell.

  6. What you certainly got a good deal there!! Make sure you keep his daughter as a student!!

  7. Looks great! Send him over to my house...I have enough projects to keep him busy for YEARS!

  8. Nice lights!!!

    I have an electrician for a husband and of course that means, everything electrical is the LAST thing to get done around our own house!!

    Maybe I need "Mystery Worker" to come out west here too!! ;)

  9. I didn't know you taught piano either! How cool! :) and you'd better keep teaching Mystery Man's daughter as long as you have "honey do's" to be done. :)

  10. You go I hadn't dropped in for a while and so thought I had best drop by... take care... Felicity

  11. What a great guy.....I couldnt imagine!! Well that just shows how much of a great person you are Catherine to have someone do that for you!!!


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