Just DIY

Dear reader,  in the past you have observed that I always seem to be up to an adventure.  Well, as you can see almost the most exciting thing last weekend was buying a new harness for the chihuahua.  Almost.  That was pipped to the post by DIY. 

Mr Him finally  (after 3 years ) got around to putting up a new towel rail in the cloakroom.  Ever since we'd moved in,  towels have been hanging precariously from a holder that was millimeter by painful, weekly, millimeter falling out of the wall.  Anyway  that's fixed now. 





On Friday the cantilever garden umbrella broke.  It was discovered by two men of the house that the string had snapped thereby making it impossible to move up or down.  Something to do with tension too.  Mr 25 (bf of Miss 21) said he could fix it if I bought washing line string.  I did. 



The arm now glides up and down with an elegance not before exhibited by this cantilever umbrella. Looking at the string that had frayed and snapped from use over 3 years,  one could assume it was designed to fail.  That would be a cynical thought now wouldn't it.

21 comments:

  1. A fix-it boyfriend? Sounds like a keeper to me.

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    1. But on the other hand she's working very hard to teach him to cook.

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  2. My Rare One has three of those cantilever umbrellas on her deck. They give such fantastic shade. But we did have to re-string the one that gets used the most. It was a finicky process but once we figured it out, all went swimmingly.

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  3. Crikey .... two jobs done in one week.. That NEVER happens at our house!!

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  4. Wow you are on a winning streak,. 21 needs to keep that boyfriend at least till al the repairs are done.

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  5. Mr Him is handy, lucky you, even if it can take awhile!

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    1. Mr Him would readily admit its not his forte.

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  6. Please could you send Mr. Him to fix a few things over here :)

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  7. Well done, menfolk! I'm so jealous of your superior towel hanging arrangements. Still using the hooks that were up when we moved in a year ago.....

    SSG xxx

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    1. A year, that's nothing in the timescale of Mr Him.

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  8. Send boyfriend to me - I have a thousand and one jobs need doing here. I could hand him back at Christmas?

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    1. I'll discuss with Miss 21. will he get Christmas lunch and come be returned with mince pies. That might seal the deal.

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  9. I was reading your v.funny piece and by the end paragraph thought, Mr 25's a keeper. Looking at these posts, that seems to be the consensus. Miss 21 is one lucky young lady.

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    1. They're a traditional couple. A bit of a throw back. She cooks he does mechanically diy things.

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  10. You're so lucky that your Mr. Him is so handy. I'm lucky too.

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