Is your husband handy?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: Is your husband handy?
    Yes : (78 votes)
    45 %
    Yes, for most things but we still hire pros as needed : (46 votes)
    26 %
    No : (27 votes)
    15 %
    No, but I am : (24 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MrsPanda99:  considering he electrocuted himself trying to put a switch plate COVER on the other day, I have to go with no! I’m a little more handy but generally we hire someone to do anything and everything!

    Post # 4
    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @MrsPanda99:  I don’t think my SO has ever had a callous in his life 😛 His answer is to call someone else to fix it, everytime. I end up doing some of it myself because I think I am more ‘handy’ than he is! Some men huh… 

    Post # 6
    1125 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    My DH is an IT guy who studied electrical engineering. He is very handy, and also meticulous to a fault. Jobs that we do ourselves (or that he does while I hold tools) are done better than a pro job would be, since he cares about the result.

    We hire people for jobs that we don’t have the desire to do, because they’re too messy or too time consuming for our crazy schedule.


    Post # 7
    7298 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My DH is definitely not that handy. He actually set my car on fire trying to jump his once, lol. He can change light fixtures and build a computer, but I keep him away from anything else!


    Post # 8
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @MrsPanda99:  Yes, he owns a handyman business so he’s very handy. Just this last year he remodeled our house, built a beautiful privacy fence for us, poured our driveway, built and designed a 900 sq. ft. raised bed garden. These are just a few examples of what he can do. 🙂


    Post # 10
    1870 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2006

    @MrsPanda99:  Yes, he’s very very handy. He and his dad built a house by themselves when he was only about 14, and he learned everything from electrical to plumbing to carpentry to drywall and window installation. He also works in the tool and die trade so he’s very mechanically inclined. It’s been very handy whenever something goes wrong with either the house or the car. I’m super grateful that he’s been so handy because it’s gotten us out of some pretty rough situations!


    Post # 11
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @MrsPanda99:  Same! His father owns a window/custom glass business, and DH used to help him out on construction sites. He spends a lot of his free time working on cars and such. If something breaks, he can usually fix it. The exception here is electrical work. I have a serious fear of fires, and I’m terrified of him not doing something perfectly and our house burning down. We always hire an electrician when necessary!

    Post # 12
    559 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Nope. But he has a guy for everything. Discounts and freebies galore! Lol He pays attention to what their saying and remembers but nope.

    Post # 13
    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @MrsPanda99:  Hahah! I tease my SO that he’s never done a hard day’s work in his life. His hands are literally softer than mine… I don’t mind though 🙂  

    Post # 15
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @MrsPanda99:  my dh is very handy.  anything to do with machines or engines, brilliant.  i swear he has almost every small tool imaginable.  he won’t pay someone to do something that he can do himself.

    Post # 16
    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    God, no! He’s so unhandy that he’s forbidden to touch stuff around the house. It’s not that he’s unwilling to try his hand at helpful jobs , far from it, but his list of epic failures are, well, epic!

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