Wednesday, July 22, 2009


My husband is a "do-it-your-selfer". He loves tinkering around and building stuff and fixing stuff. Since we have been in Ireland he has really missed his shop and getting to do stuff like that.

Well he has a new project here. Since he has been doing some fly-fishing, he brings his waders home and cleans them off in the shower and hangs them up. This is no problem since he had a bathroom with a shower in his office and he uses that. Obviously that wasn't good enough, because now he is building some kind of boot stand for his waders. He brought his tool box with some of his tools over here so he has a few, but the other night we had to go to the "B & Q" to get some glue, a chisel and some clamps. When he was sawing wood - IN MY KITHEN!- he said he needed a vice. I said, "And just where do you think you are going to put that vice, because I promise you it is not going on my table nor my granite countertops!" He just laughed. The other night he bought some clamps. I said, "I hope you're not thinking of clamping those to anything in my kitchen or house." He assured me that he was only going to use them to clamp the project together while the glue dried. I know better though, because I know he WANTED to clamp it to something. I saw that gleam in his eye! I did find out that his "sweeping" wasn't enough to get the sawdust off of the floor. The next morning, after repeatedly sneezing my head off, I finally realized it was from left-over traces of sawdust. After I got the vacumn out and vacumned the kitchen floor, I stopped sneezing.

Meanwhile, he's happy as a clam working on this project. Question: Just why ARE clams happy?


Amber said...

and are they REALLY happy, or are they just faking it ;> LOL - Dad sure is a tinkerer and I bet he DID want to clamp it to something (watch out for the kitchen table!) LOL and I can just see that gleam in dad's eye! ;>

Bullet for Babs said...

Well I'm glad he has something to tinker around with.

Stick said...

Clams are happy as long as they keep their mouths shut. Oysters too, otherwise they can get a pearl of an irritation.

My verification word was a fitting Irish word Whiskiq. Not sure what the "q" was for.