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Friday, 15 April 2011

I am NOT a plumber

Im not a plumber or an electrician, a decorator or landscape gardener, but hey, that doesnt stop me giving it a go!

I live in a house that I used to fondly describe as having 'rustic charm' obviously that is a euphamism for damp, crumbling paster and dodgy electrics.

But I like to think Im not a helpless female so I'll give most things a go. If nothing else I can derive pleasure from the look of terror on my childrens faces when I say Im going to 'fix' something.

The electrics for instance, when I turned my dishwasher on and there was a loud bang resulting in no lights downstairs the obvious thing might have been to call in a 'man who can' (when I say obvious, I mean, obviously I should have!) Firstly I went out to the garden and paint a couple of pots pink, having restored my equilibrium I then stared at the fuse box for a little while. Finally conceding I may need just a 'little' help, I turned to my face book friends for advice. Ha ha, that was my first mistake!


potty in pink

Long involved explanations on pushing switches down ect followed. Back I went to my fuse box, instructions duely written down ....... what switches??? I dont have any bloody switches! It transpired, like everything else in my house, I have the 'quaint' type of old fashioned fuse box. Laden with yet more instructions about fuse wire and 'stuff' I set to work.



Would it matter I asked if I put the fuses back in the wrong order, would the house blow up? Apparently YES! Panic of epic proportions on FB THAT night!!! I was only KIDDING (I eventually told them) Id colour coded them with nail varnish!

Having decided that possibly Im not cut out to be an electrician I decided to tackle the constant drip from the toilet cistern, hmmm, yep, that's ticked off the list too, I am NOT a plumber (but I do need one even more so now)!

 Finally, I found my niche, I am a decorator! Well, after a fashion, being a fan of all things seaside it seemed quite logical to me to paint my bathroom in blue and white stripes to resemble a beach hut AND having plenty of paint left over it also seemed logical to paint my shed to match!


My beach hut shed
my bathroom


Shortly I plan to try my hand at feline midwifery having discovered that my completely unfounded belief that my cat was barren is just that, unfounded!

Zebedee, Tillys eldest

5 comments:

muminsearch.com said...

Good on you for attempting to fix the lights... I would just call a man who can. And good like with your midwifery endeavours.

Sarah Mac said...

I do like to give things a go (with varying degrees of success).

The kittens arrived a few weeks ago with my daughter playing midwife and are now bouncing around causing chaos!

Being Me said...

I wouldn't have thought to try those things myself (not out of safety concerns, but lack of self-belief!) Gorgeous beach hut shed! You are totes a decorator. And that is one very cute kiitten pic aww.

Sarah Mac said...

My self belief can sometimes be a little over-rated I have to admit. There is a reason why people spend years learning a trade.

I love my shed too, it really cheers up my garden even in the winter. And the kittens, 5 weeks today and still very cute!

Maxabella said...

I'll give most things a go myself... sometimes to my husband's utter terror! Won't touch the sparks, but what's a little water amongst friends, right?

Thanks for linking up, Sarah. Just quietly, it's meant to be a 'Grateful' post and a link back to the linky would make me grateful too... just sayin'.

Have a great weekend. x