Saturday, 4 April 2020

D is for DIY



The old woman is away until tomorrow helping her niece with a baby-related problem. Don’t know why they don’t trade Little Person in for a cat. It’s very ugly and very grabby, not nearly as attractive as a certain charming ginger girl I could mention. Just saying.

While she’s away the old man is attempting some DIY, putting up new shelves in the utility room. He has a big box of tools and is wearing a tool belt. I sit and watch him from the laundry basket. ‘Here’s some good advice for you, Toffee,’ he says. ‘Measure twice and cut once.’

Or, as it turned out, measure twice, cut several times, swear a lot.

He’s usually good at this kind of thing but the six-pack of beer he consumed may have clouded his judgement a smidgeon.

He spent the evening watching the tellybox, eating a takeaway, belching, farting and scratching himself.

In the meantime, the fridge has been declared an official biohazard.


I’ll be glad when the old woman gets home and civilisation returns.

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14 comments:

  1. It must have been fun to sit and watch that "show!" Good thing you kept your suggestions to yourself.

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    1. He makes me laugh (unintentionally)!

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  2. Dang! I shoulda had my cat Lucy scratching out a daily blog! Rats...next year! Cheers! Love your blog! Hilarious!

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    1. It's good fun! Good luck, Lucy.

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  3. Thanks for your nice comments- cheers see ya Monday! I too am annoyed at blogs that don't have a comment section....humpf hiss

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  4. check this out ...our Lucy after freshly harvested catnip! Hilarious!
    https://katheworsley.blogspot.com/2020/02/its-feline-friday-february-20-2020.html

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  5. I'm with you Toffee, cats are way better than babies.

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  6. I love this story from the inside ;) Measure twice and cut once, I know that too ;D
    D is for Denim

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    1. The old man knows it all in theory...

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  7. Our DIY repairs often follow the same pattern of "measure twice, cut several times, swear a lot" and add in multiple trips to Home Depot. Weekends In Maine

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    1. Oh yes, all those trips to the DIY stores before he gets it right!

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