Unless you count the dog , I am the only man in the house. The dog has no testicles, and has no opposable thumbs with which to swing a hammer, drive in a bolt, etc. What this all boils down to is that I periodically attempt to “man up” and get shit done around the house. I -attempt- to do this stuff myself for a number of reasons (see manifesto for more):
- My wife is generally disinterested in manual labor or fix it projects. In fact she is an orderly person who is extremely averse to disarray. This makes fix it projects a natural draw.
- I am cheap. There is nothing as infuriating as spending a crapton of money on stuff I can do myself. This goes for oil changes, minor fixes, etc.
- It’s fun. In a masochistic insane laugh kind of way.
- My wife bought me a pretty impressive tool kit as my wedding present. I’d be a damned fool if I didn’t put it to good use.
This page will mark all of the Do it Yourself (DIY) household projects I undertake. It’s really a shame I began this blog only recently, but there are tons of projects coming up that will be documented in careful detail.