(Closed) Who is handier in your house?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think either of us are overly handy but we’ve also yet to really have a reason to be. We’ve only lived in rentals so if somethings broken, we call maintenance. We pay an exorbitant amount of rent so you better believe we’re getting our monies worth!

FWIW, I totally thought your husband was taking a shit. lol

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@soon2bS:  Haha, that pic is too cute! My dad is a contractor, so growing up I was always helping him with random projects… So I am definitely more handy! In DH’s home, his mom was the handy one & his dad did all the cooking. So thankfully he doesn’t find it emasculating when I have to take the lead on projects 🙂 however, since we bought a house he has learned a lot/starTed doing more!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love this pic! Sometimes I WISH FI would just read the directions.. haha.

That having been said… he is DEFINITELY the handier one. This comes from experience, though, I think. I love your comment about being a single mom! I remember my mom trying to figure things out once she left my dad. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

My dad is in construction, FI’s dad is an academic. I was raised to fix things and FI was raised to…read, write and be a genius. 

So ya, I do all the fixin’ in our house. He always tries to help though Laughing

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

FH is and I’m so thankful. It’s amazing – there was a small leak in the roof that I wouldn’t have even noticed, and he got right into the roof and patched it within an hour of realizing it was there. He’s an electrician and HVAC tech and has worked on preventative maintenance in commercial high-rises for ten years, so our house is probably easy compared to work!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

FI is incredibly handy! I am not, but I don’t mind helping him with projects.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My husband is definitely the handyman.  I help do the planning or figuring things out, but he’s the hands on guy.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re both really handy! Ever since I was a kid, I had to help my dad fix everything so I learned a lot! FI & I redid our whole house together, so I feel like I can do most home repair things. FI just won’t let me near anything electrical.. even though I took a class on wiring & stuff. But FI’s better at it anyway 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

FI, for real.  He can do almost anything!!  He set up our bed frame, fixed the lawnmower, made swingarm babygates, made frikkin log benches around our bonfire in the backyard, sawed the wood for our bunny condo.. the list goes on just can’t think of it!!  I sit back and watch… or do the easy stuff like “hold this”.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

DH has a builder’s license, and I’ve got natural abilities, so we’re pretty evenly matched as far as who’s handier. There are some things that he likes to do more than I do, and he’s defintely more of a detailed planner. I’ll tell him exactly what I want, already knowing it will work, and he’ll go in the office and draw up detailed plans. I’m more willing to jump in and get things done. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m handier when it comes to power tools and things, but in terms of muscle, FI has me beat.  He also loves problem solving, so when it comes to assembling furniture with pre-drilled holes and such, he puts everything together SO fast.  However, if stuff needs to be drilled, repainted, or fine moter skills are needed (like reconnecting the itty bitty cables to his speakers, teeny tiny screws, etc), then my spider-like fingers are in charge. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

H fixed the plumbing one day and the next day – an explosion of Niagara Falls in the master bathroom. Awesome…

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would say I am, my father is/was Mr Fix it… on everything. So I learned from him. My DH and his father are rather clueless on things…

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