Thursday, January 14, 2010

If women don't find you handsome . . . .

In the wisdom of Red Green, "If women don't find you handsome, they can at least find you handy." Unfortunately in my case, neither hold true - handsome'ness and handy'ness are two things I am lacking in.

Case in point - our dishwasher died. How hard can it be to replace it with a new one? According to everything I read on-line, all the Youtube videos I watched, the installation manual that came with the new one - not hard at all. An hour at tops to take the old one out and put the new one in.

Pffffffttttt. Apparently I should have been looking for the dishwasher installment video for the "special needs" handyman. Fuugg me. It took me a hell of a lot longer than an hour. I think that I could possibly measure the amount of time it took me to install the fuggging thing in days.

Long story short . . . . one trip to Canadian Tire and two trips to Home Depot and I had everything I would need to spend and evening and an entire morning putting it in. Waaa waaaa.

My only reprieve from the hair pulling experience (hence the hat - no hair left) was spending time in the box the new washer came in . Boxes are fun.

Taaa daaaa.

A half re-tard, inebriated monkey could have done the job quicker.

I did get out for a nice long ski, Tuesday evening with the Vegan Vagabond to work out all my dishwasher, lack-of-handyman'ness frustrations.

I kept seeing VV looking back at me the entire ski . . . . "Would you hurry the f*ck up!" (she never actually said that - but man, doesn't it look like she's saying that!?).

My longest ski of the year (and only third one of the season!) and all three point five hours of it on the parkway. Parkway classic skiing is boring as watching paint dry, but not so when you're with good company. Great to catch up with the VV. Did you know she's skiing the CSM this year?
Also, did you know that she's a pro XC ski pole vaulter!?!?! True.

1 comment:

Big Bikes said...

You're handier than I am.
If my asks me to build something around the house I ask: "can I make it out of zip ties?"