Post # 1
Mine is definitely not.
Earlier FI broke his key off in our front door. I’m currently watching him scurry around the house with the door knob trying to get the key out. First I saw him struggling with a bobby pin, and then I seriously saw him try to use a magnet to pull it out. A kitchen magnet that was on our fridge… Isn’t he precious?
I like how even our pets are like “lol look at him.. trying to fix something” AND my mom got my dog the stupid shirt.
Disclaimer: I love him and we poke fun at eachother, he knows I appreciate him trying.
Post # 3
lol I just heard him talk to the door knob: “yeah that’s right, bitch. Not so tough after 15 minutes, huh?”
Post # 4
My SO is the opposite of a handyman. Last night he was holding our cat, and the cat got startled and jumped on the dining room table. He ended up putting a pretty decent sized scratch on the table top (which is only two months old). My SO was so upset (it was my Christmas present). I told him not to worry about it since it isn’t somewhere that it is that noticeable. He was like, “no, I am going to fix this. I’m going to get a small paint brush and stain the scratch!” I’m like, “you can’t do that…” He kept coming up with these different ideas that would just make it look worse. LOL
Post # 5
My DH is also the opposite of a handyman. It’s kind of problematic because we just bought a house and have a lot of work to do in it. Every towel bar he put up is extremely crooked. If I mention anything about it he gets really upset. LOL. We sanded our floors last weekend and I just stained them today. He is currently putting on the Polyurethane but I had to show him how to brush it on. He just yelled down “man this sucks because you can’t see where you’ve already brushed since it’s clear!!!” Hahaha! He is a huge complainer when doing home improvement projects, and tries to take shortcuts that don’t work. But he is learning and getting better! (and I am too!) Love him!
Post # 6
my dh is very handy. he has so many tools, it’s crazy. he loves tools as much as i love kitchen gadgets.
Post # 7
Amazing that I just happened upon this thread…. DH has been attempting to install the wall mount for our television for about 4 hours now. Granted, he’s got his work cut out for him – the wall he wants to mount it on was built out of solid hardwood (not drywall) placed over a CEMENT chimney (our apartment is part of a 100 year old building… who knows how they did things back then!). So to mount it, he had to drill holes in the solid wood, and install some kind of lead anchors into the cement behind the wood to help hold up the mount. During the process, he broke a ratchet and had to go out and buy a new one, stripped a couple of screws, had to run out for a third trip to the hardware store to buy new “lag bolts” (??)…. but he eventually got it up!
Then he triumphantly plopped down on the couch, and realized…. he never measured the height! It was about 8 inches too high.
So…. he went back to remove the whole damn thing and re-install it lower.
Here he is, getting the mount back up at an appropriate height (you can see the holes in the wall from where it was previously mounted)
Post # 8
@cls9q: I’m crying! What an endearing story!
Post # 9
@lovelove1028: oh no!!!! This is totally something my DH would do! He never measures anything and prefers the “Trial and error” method! We need to lit one of these up soon too aghh!
Post # 10
My fiance is definitely a handy man! He’s helped me fix a chair, a wobbly table leg, helped me saw a wire grid in half, and made wooden ledges for my pet’s cage. I’m sure there’s more but I can’t remember right now. He’s good at that kinda stuff though, and I don’t know what I’d do without him to help!
Post # 11
FI is a carpenter by trade, so yes, he’s very handy 🙂 it’s pretty great living with someone who can fix just about anything. The only thing he won’t really touch is plumbing, unless it’s to open up a pipe because I dropped something down the sink! He’s been renovating our house piece-by-piece in his spare time, and I’ve learned a ton from him as no one in my family is very handy.
Post # 12
My DH is the extremely handy. In fact he is a handyman by trade!
Just this afternoon we needed to put a lamp in a corner with no outlet, so he cut a hole in the wall, went up to the attic and wired in a switch and an outlet.
He also fixed our washer today.
Post # 13
@lovelove1028: LOL that’s hilarious
Re minds me of when FI put my elliptical together. It took him EIGHT hours. And a 6 pack lol at the end of it he was like “this damn thing better work or else I’m throwing it over the fucking balcony”
…yeaaaah within 2 weeks parts were literally popping off lol!
Post # 14
lol that’s hilarious! Sounds like it would be my methodology if I were up to my own devices.
Luckily, my FI is very handy. He doesn’t do it professionally, but he’s a natural and what we can’t figure out on his own, he looks up on google or YouTube. He’s also really good with cars and computers.
It can also be a burden because my mom and sister call him all the time with questions and/or favors as well as neighnors, friends, his family, etc. Luckily he is super sweet and helpful and does what he can!
Post # 15
Nope! Sure, he could assemble a desk or build a computer…but if it’s plumbing, electrical, or car-related we’re both SOL.
Post # 16
Not really! He can fix minimal things.. like the kitchen sink and what not.. and change the oil in the car, but he’s not very good with putting together or hanging furniture. I pretty much do all the assembling/hanging furniture/decoration, I also fix all our computers.. install car stereos, paint/mud/tape walls, ect.