Monday, March 1, 2010

DIY (Monday Giggle)

Tax season means different things for different people. I have been lucky enough to enjoy a hefty refund the past several years and while I really would like to spend it on an exotic vacation I have been spending it on housey stuff.  (Though this year I have set aside enough to buy C a large screen TV he longingly looks at for his birthday next week.  But ssssshhhhhh!  don't tell him it's going to be a surprise.)  But most of the the money went to a new HE washer & dryer (our washer was who knows how old and it has been making a scrapey noise for the last few months)  and a new water heater (the old one was probably the original for this house and you could barely get a gallon of hot water out of it at a time). The washer and dryer were delivered and setup last week.  The water heater was different - it was a DIY project.  C is very good at home improvement and is neat about it.  He spent most of Saturday installing the water heater.  It's fantastic to have enough hot water to take a shower.  But as I was watching C work on the water heater - I was thinking about my most recent ex and his attempts at home improvement.  While sometimes he was good at it, most of the time it was a disaster. He always made me "help", but really I was just there to yell at.  I remember once the kitchen sink was clogged - and we unclogged it by cutting the pipes apart with a saws-all.  I'm not a plumber, but my grandfather was - I don't ever remember him unclogging drains with a saw.  Anyway - I ran across these pictures - they remind me of some of the ex's projects.

Yep - the ex definitely had a hand in these repairs.... Scares me!!


My Aimless Infatuation said...

That's too funny,glad you are getting some things you needed and wanted. Hope you have a great week and a happy March.

WoolenSails said...

That is scary, lol. Luckily my husband is an electronic expert, so he did a good job when we had to redo our house. Our taxes are going towards bills, some day we might get rid of them;)


Stitchety Grub said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I like your pics - I too, have seen a few "bodge" jobs over the years - these are fab! LOL
Britt in Sunny Aus :-)

Julie said...

Ahahahahahahahaa. Now that's funny!

Getting caught up on my blog reading. Happy Friday!!!!