A Chance to Use my Tools


Always good when you can break out the tools.

There’s is nothing like a home repair done well to make you feel accomplished.  Okay, there are lots of things that make you feel accomplished.  However, since I am not a particularly handy man….or handy handyman…..whenever I get something done well and not half-assed duct tape MacGyver style well done, I feel really good.

Last night my parts from Amazon arrived and I could tackle the screen door.  I really didn’t want to have to resort to Amazon.  I wanted to visit my locally owned hardware store, but the truth of the matter is that they have all been forced to close.  Also, I probably didn’t need to buy the whole set up, but that is what I could find online.  Besides, the other one, while still functioning probably needed some TLC, rust removal and a new paint job.

The job itself was very easy, but I made sure to clean up and sand the area after filling in the old screw holes a few days ago.  I really should have painted, but since the paint store is closed and the temperature is still not optimal, this will have to wait a month or more.  I even read the instructions.

I got to  break out my tools and apply some of my newly found patience.  I feel good, and that’s what makes it Today’s Perfect Moment.

What DIY/home projects are you now tackling–assuming you have the time?

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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2 Responses to A Chance to Use my Tools

  1. bgddyjim says:

    We’re cleaning up our yard and working on other home projects. We’re taking FULL advantage of our time off. Nice post, man… and I can’t believe they shut down the home improvement stores where you’re at! Ours are all open… that’s necessary infrastructure for keeping homes operational.

  2. Sheree says:

    Well done! None of our home improvement or paint stores are open but this is a blessing in disguise. My beloved husband has many competencies but DIY is so not one of them. He therefore cannot be tempted…….

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