Friday, October 5, 2012

Handy Man

Ten years ago, we moved into a modest family home just east of Toronto.

As new homeowners, we painted all the rooms, cleaned the old carpet and upgraded the windows.

However, Mr. O was clueless how to do minor home repairs. And so he called his father to teach him plumbing, building and electrical skills. He even bought Do-It-Yourself books!

At first, I wasn't too crazy about him buying power tools and spending time at the local hardware store.

He was busy doing projects around the house - replacing old light fixtures, tiling the floor, and installing a new bathtub.

Life at home with two small boys, and a barrage of home renovations can be very stressful.

Why don't we put the home restoration on hold?

Till the kiddies grow up a bit.

Truth is, Mr. O is enjoying his hiatus. It's been far too long.

So, when my son hollered, "Mom! The toilet is not flushing!"

Guess who popped in my head.

Who else?

Handy man!