Home Improvements

I am reblogging one of my earliest ever blog posts here. It has hardly been seen by anyone, since 2012. It made me smile, as the jobs mentioned are either still waiting to be done, or have been done by someone else! πŸ™‚


In the U.K., we know this as DIY (Do-it-yourself). I am not a person who has ever naturally taken to this concept. I did my job, and if I needed a plumber, I called someone who had chosen that job as their career. To go to work all day, get home late, and have two precious days off, only to spend all that free time working on my house, did just not compute in my brain. Besides, I had never learned those skills, I had been too busy pursuing my own chosen career.
My Dad had tried to teach me. When I was about 12 years old, he would have me holding car tools; strange spanners, grease guns, and other oily, hard objects. I had to pass him brushes as he hung wallpaper, stir paint, standby with the correct size screw, or hold a torch steady, whilst he was upside-down…

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16 thoughts on “Home Improvements

  1. Lack of funds has forced me to do most DIY in my house. I actually like to paint. I am a very messy painter though. I can install shelves, make curtains and bedspreads, plant and replant my gardens, hang just about anything, create yard art, and make minor repairs. I hire out electric and plumbing at at all times. Now in retirement, I am glad I have skills to do much and less need to do hardly anything. My spouse on the other hand has difficulty changing a light bulb. He sits while I work. His motto is why do it if you can pay someone else to. I guess we all come with our interests and talents.

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  2. β€œand the list of DIY tasks to be done stretches before me like the film credits on β€˜Avatar’.” Haha, that line really made me smileπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Well…I can definitely relate. I’m a real clutz when it comes to DIY, I’m happy when I’m able to tell the difference between a hammer and a screwdriver πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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