Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tools of the Trade

As previously mentioned the other day, I've been divorced for eight years now and during that time have yet to find anyone else to have a "meaningful" relationship with - or even an unmeaningful one if you want to get right down to brass tacks! Due to that, I have to be the one to fix things around the house on my own as I don't have a member of the male persuasion to help me out; unless, of course, I rely on the kindness of one of the guys I work with once in awhile when it comes to the heavy lifting and such!

Luckily I grew up in a household of brothers and am actually pretty good with a few power tools as long as they aren't of the Tim Tyler "MORE POWER!" variety! Matter of fact, I'm not so sure that putting a reciprocating saw in my hands would be the best idea in the world but I'm pretty good with a power drill and a power screwdriver is one of the best things since sliced bread in my mind! Good thing that there are places like Shop.Wiki to find whatever sort of home improvement gadget you might need as I still feel somewhat intimidated in a hardware store, though!

All things considered, though, I would be willing to bet that more women are comfortable with doing some of the home improvements themselves these days versus oh, say, even twenty years ago. Just like I'm sure that more men are comfortable with kitchen tools than they used to be, right?? Progress can be a wonderful thing!

2 comments:

  1. I was pretty good at some of the tools too. Hubby does all that now. I can relate to being single for years on end. It was pretty cool but I prefer my life now.

    Have a terrific day Linda. Big hug. :)

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  2. Hope you find someone soon. I know what you are feeling

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