A Basque in Boise

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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Lynn Bradescu Diana Mark Bieter Michael

2 thoughts on “The useful side of home improvement tools

  1. Michael

    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.

    Head Nerd

  2. Henar Chico Post author

    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.

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