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to think I am all round bloody marvellous woman who can fix stuff?

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Northernlurker Wed 12-Oct-11 20:09:44

I have had a hectic day at work - hectic week in fact. I took all three dcs to school/nursery in the car today because it was raining cats, dogs and bloody great elephants and seeing as I passed my driving test (first time) three months ago - I can grin. After work I picked up my dcs, went to Homebase and bought a new shower hose (dh broke the old one), I bought a new shower head in case of issues with the old one, I came home and I fixed the shower. Just like that. Just fixed it. Then I rang dh and told him it was fixed.
He said 'But how.....'. I said I'd show him when he came home, just so if I'm not around, you know, he can still do stuff.

I am so chuffed with myself. I drive, I fix things....what next?

Brain surgery or flapjacks?

So aibu to be all round bloody boastful that I kicked shower butt today? grin

TiarasTimeOutsAndTantrums Wed 12-Oct-11 20:10:56

YANBU!! Go you!!
<does backflip with tarty cheerleader pompoms. Falls on arse>

Kayano Wed 12-Oct-11 20:11:14

I bloody bet you can open jars too!


GetOrfMo1Land Wed 12-Oct-11 20:12:30

There is nothing to beat the high you feel when you have passed your driving test when you have spent all your adult life not being able to drive.

I didn't pass my test until I was 30 (first time as well smile) and I was chuffed that I could just go anywhere I wanted on a whim - it's a great feeling.

Northernlurker Wed 12-Oct-11 20:12:42

Yes I CAN open jars! Want to know how?

Stab them with a knife. The hole breaks the vacuum and the lid comes off easy as anything.

Good Lord - my dh is a lucky man grin

TheVermiciousKnid Wed 12-Oct-11 20:14:03

Can you deal with spiders? hmm

Northernlurker Wed 12-Oct-11 20:15:05

As well as driving I successfully negotiated the small nursery car park TWICE.

Yes I can deal with spiders - I have a spider catcher or I shut the door and wait for them to go

I love doing things like that.

I laid a whole bathroom floor on my own once was insanely proud of myself.

Northernlurker Wed 12-Oct-11 20:16:32

Ooh floor laying - impressive!

It was only vinyl tiles...but it looked REALLY good. It was a one up on my arse of an ex as he didn't think I could do it -polishes medal-

Just realised that looks like "one up the arse of my ex"


Not quite what I meant...

travellingwilbury Wed 12-Oct-11 20:19:24

Well done you grin

I have to do this site as well , my dh is lovely in a lot of ways but practical is not his middle name .

I love it when my mum tells me I can't possibly do that as I am "a girl" and I happilly prove her wrong .

She is lovely but odd .

travellingwilbury Wed 12-Oct-11 20:19:44

site = shite

Northernlurker Wed 12-Oct-11 20:20:06

Well dh is not an arse but I'm still giving myself a medal. He thought he would need to get a man in - ha!

Vinyl does look good. Maybe I'll do the bathroom floor next.....

ChippyMinton Wed 12-Oct-11 20:21:39


I love fixing stuff. I have fixed my oven and my washing machine recently with the aid of google, youtube and a spare parts website.

DH was like this shock...thanks

SuePurblybilt Wed 12-Oct-11 20:22:19

Yay NL. I know exactly what you mean. Passed my test in August too and since them have been on a DIY roll. With pointed flicking of the Vs to the ex.
Turns out I can do it just as well a him. grin

I don't often get to do handy things anymore as my DH is 'multi-trade" and can do just about anything...

I do have a secret liking for putting up flat pack furniture though.

GypsyMoth Wed 12-Oct-11 20:24:17

As a lone parent you have to do it all!!

If in doubt, I slightly cheat and look on YouTube, there is a step by step video for just about everything!

Andrewofgg Wed 12-Oct-11 20:25:15

I do have a secret liking for putting up flat pack furniture though.

Well ScarletLady we all have our little peculiarities . . .

That's true, YouTube is brilliant, I've learnt loads of stuff from there.

I know Andrewofgg, if I left it to my DH, it would probably end up smashed into pieces...

Handy as he is, instructions aren't his strong point...

Andrewofgg Wed 12-Oct-11 20:29:14

Oh please, Scarlet, to my gender instructions are just somebody else's opinion on how it should be done grin

chocolaterainbow Wed 12-Oct-11 20:32:00

Northenlurker just so if I'm not around, you know, he can still do stuff - grin

YADNBU!! I fixed the washine machine and took apart the under-sink plumbing because of an almighty disgusting and smelly blockage that was mosly made out of my long hair eww recently and felt exactly the same 'cause it's fixed, and it was difficult and I'm a single mum, and a superhero smile

KatieMorticiaton Wed 12-Oct-11 20:33:16

YANBU. Well done. Enjoy your "I am woman, hear me fix shit roar!" moment grin

chocolaterainbow Wed 12-Oct-11 20:33:20

*washing machine.

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