There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
Pearl S. Buck

Tuesday, October 3

OH YEA!!! Drillin...

I am doing some refurbishing around the house. I have a tiny apartment, a studio. Its not a bad size, but when living in a small place you have to use every square inch intelligently. Getting around to that slowly, methodically, and with as little cost to my budget as possible. ie: I pulled a coffee table out of the dumpster the other day. Its a perfectly fine IKEA black coffee table. We have already spent each night at this treasure, eating dinner, coloring and playing trains.

So, I love power tools. Yea. Who doesnt? So for the needs of my updating the living space, I went to Home Depot. Today I bought a couple of pine planks to make a shelf. So without a tape measure, I found the perfect length and width. I carried my plank to the cutting table. Found the "helpful" orange apron, and put him to work. As I took my $6 shelf to the counter I cut my finger. OUCH! Blood did flow, but no splinters thankfully. There is one thing that always astonishes me there. You know how many guys look at a woman who appears to know what she is doing at a Home Depot? Strange. Maybe its a kindred spirit of creating something with your hands. Like minds that want to build something and solve problems on your own.

Ah, now for the drill. I was thinking about putting up some hooks that so graciously were left in one of the drawers of my apartment. And actually, since my last wonderful cordless drill was taken by the men who moved me (along with my sewing machine) I have been longing to replace it. So today, I found a way to justify the $40 spent on this little mommas helper. Things around here are going to change! There will be hooks to hold up bags, robes, ironing board, towels, etc. I still need to research an additional clothes rod.

Wow. Pro baseball games and powertools. You are going to start calling me a dyke aren't you? NTTAWWT. I just happen to LOVE doing these things for myself. Okay gotta fly, the battery is finally charged up, and I feel the need to screw something to the wall.



  1. I think I'd rather have a drill than a sewing machine. Good choice!

  2. I'm all about the DIY! Love that shit! You go girrrrrl! a pinch I've gotten a tension shower-curtain rod & used that as an extra closet rod. Just an idea.

  3. I'm all over the baseball but keep me away from tools. I don't have the ability to put things together without ruining them. Believe me I've tried!

  4. Lmao
    My friend,is indeed a dyke and she does NONE of this,tee hee so I think you're safe!

    I like taking care of bidness like this too. It makes me feel so capable!

    I live in a teeny space and it just plain sucks with 2 kids,3 pets and piles and piles O crap,lol

  5. ...and certainly no offence taken! I was trying to be funny with what I said....honest I was!!!

  6. ali: i do like sewing, but not right now.

    jj: in my best homer simpson voice... :drills:....drool thanks for the tip!

    header: well, lets go to a game then!

    Ms. I: whew! that is a lot of souls in a small space. lose the piles. i have to do it every other month. amazing how much GARBAGE we accumulate.

    evydense: thanks! i was trying to be funny too. i mean that ass. meow.

  7. You know, it's a scream going to Home Depot or Lowe's or any home improvement store. The men flock to you, thinking you have no clue what's going on, and are astonished when you do! I bet your shelves are going to look great! :0)

  8. Do you have any idea how I can get the squeal out of my clothes dryer?

  9. oh my no steph! interesting thought. post a blog entry about it! bet you would get some interesting answers. or mention it on RP... :giggles: