The useful side of home improvement tools
I think I’m coming around on the issue of owning home improvement tools. I still get sick when I have to go to Lowe’s, but I’m starting to see the value of having at least the basics for when the need to fix something arises.
I went to my friend’s house on Saturday. We thought we were all set with our wine and beer, but I began to freak out a little when he started looking for the bottle opener and couldn’t find it. Look, I might not have a super cool wireless drill in my house to fix the curtain rods onto the wall, but I have awesome neighbors that will do it for me and two openers for the bottles of wine.
Before the freaking out evolved into a full on breakdown, my friend was like, relax. He walked into the storage closet, got a long screw, a screwdriver, and the hammer. Two minutes later we were out in the patio having our drinks.
I didn’t have a chance this weekend to run to the store, but a trip to the Home Depot is, definitely, on the very near future. Like I always say, better safe than sorry.
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Way to go MacGuyver! The certainty about owning your new home (congratulations!) is that things will break, be loose, leak, etc.
The $50 you’ll spend at Home Depot or Lowes will pay for itself the first time that you find your answer on eHow versus calling a repairman.
That’s what I called him, haha. I’d have never thought of opening the bottle that way, but I will never forget now. It’s not that I’m not handy (well, which I’m not), it’s more I don’t have time and I don’t like home improvement projects. I know a repairman is more expensive, but some girls spend hundreds of dollars in makeup, clothes, and perfume, and I rather use them for handymen and wine.