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Author Topic: Being on my own means....  (Read 2532 times)

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Offline Sae

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Being on my own means....
« on: June 20, 2006, 09:46:42 PM »
The perils of living alone...

I have had to kill spiders by myself (Terrifying)...but tonight, I had to change my bike tire for the first time.  Haven't cycled for that long, seen it done, but never attempted a back tire....%^&*()_**

One hour (ok I'll cop to it being longer than that), one internet search, one busted valve stem, one speaker phone call and one completely destroyed manicure later....I have done it!  "I have changed tire" (said in Tom Hank's voice..."I have made fire" from Cast Away). 

I'm not sure this girl power thing is so great afterall.  Is this supposed to be satisfying?  Ok...maybe a little.  :-\

Sae
(who wonders how the hell to get bike chain grease off her legs and hands)

Meh.

Offline Sdgirl

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2006, 10:06:28 PM »
Let's talk about the powers of the BUTTER KNIFE!  OMG!  Who needs a powerdrill, screwdriver, hammer or anything else when you have a BUTTER KNIFE!

I live alone and can fix ANYTHING!  It might take me a few hours, but where there is a will, there is a way!  But lets be perfectly clear........................I AM NOT going to buy anything from IKEA, because you have to put EVERYTHING together from them......................and that is just plain stupid!

Lisa
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves.."Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?"

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2006, 10:10:06 PM »
I'm impressed !   Hanging pictures on the wall is about the extent of my mechanical ability........

Oh, and I do know how to put gas in the car and add windshield washer fluid. Anything more than that......forget it.  :D
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline Sae

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2006, 10:13:50 PM »
Lisa,

Too funny...have butter knife will travel.  You funny.

Stupid me...I have assembled IKEA stuff...their allen wrenches seriously suck.
Still, I'd rather be here and frustrated with a tire...than back where I was.  Life is good.

Sae
(who was a Tomboy...way back when....and is not the princess type despite a penchant for pink and shoes....ok pink shoes)

Meh.

Offline Teresa

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2006, 10:39:07 PM »
Oh lordy..you should have seen me fix the toliet. I figured that i build airplanes..i can fix a toliet. I had to change the seal. Went to the hardware  store and the guy told me how to do it.  So  i shut off the water from the meter outside and show my daughter how to do it. So i go in ..take the insides of the tank out..and get the seal changed. Im feeling so proud..i didnt tighten the thingy so tight to crack the tank. Im doing so good. Put the insides back in...tell my daughter to go out and turn on the water. She turns on the water..water is shooting straight up out the back of my toliet. I grab the trash can trying to catch as much water as i can and my daughter comes in to me yelling to turn it off. She runs back out and turns the water off. I had water all over..i had to go to my moms to borrow her shampooer to suck all the water up from my carpet....Then i figured out what i did wrong with putting the insides back in....but hey i got it fixed...LOL

We woman can do it when we set our minds to it.

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Offline Biggums

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2006, 11:42:24 PM »
I am laughing my ass off over the butter knife thing.  My baby fixed the vacuum cleaner last night with brute strength and a butter knife!  He's my hero!
44 year old gay man .......just broke up with the only man I've ever really loved.

You can love completely without complete understanding.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2006, 01:31:01 AM »
The perils of living alone...

I have had to kill spiders by myself (Terrifying)...but tonight, I had to change my bike tire for the first time.  Haven't cycled for that long, seen it done, but never attempted a back tire....%^&*()_**

One hour (ok I'll cop to it being longer than that), one internet search, one busted valve stem, one speaker phone call and one completely destroyed manicure later....I have done it!  "I have changed tire" (said in Tom Hank's voice..."I have made fire" from Cast Away). 

I'm not sure this girl power thing is so great afterall.  Is this supposed to be satisfying?  Ok...maybe a little.  :-\

Sae
(who wonders how the hell to get bike chain grease off her legs and hands)



Be grateful you've never had to kill one of these:



They live under my house. They play cards with the Devil on Monday nights.

MtD

Offline anniebc

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2006, 03:47:49 AM »
Hey Lisa..a women after my own heart.

After my husband got snowed in and couldn't get home for a week I had to finish the Alpacas and goats sleeping quarters before the weather got any worse.
I managed to get the separating wall up..(it was only 3ft high) but I then had to hang two gates at the entrance to the stalls, I had all the tools at hand, brackets, nails and slide bolts...when I opened the tool box I pulled out 7 screw drivers and not one of them was the size I was looking for, so I headed off to the kitchen, and yes you guessed it, the brackets, slide bolts and nails where all finished off with  the trusted BUTTER KNIFE...and if I say so myself it was a job well done.
When are you guys going to learn that you don't need to spend good money on a shed full of screw drivers when you can get a good butter knife for less than a couple of bucks...so get rid of the screw drivers and that includes the philips screw driver because a butter knife works on those nails as well.

"POWER TO THE BUTTER KNIFE"  a women's best friend.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline Markmt

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2006, 07:28:30 AM »
Geeeeee, I thought I was the only one doing that....thnks guys and gals, I feel bit after better reading that  :D
"Live to love and love to live."

Leo Buscaglia

Offline Consumed

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2006, 10:49:38 AM »
don't be so nice to her she didn't tell you what she does to me with that knife.
LYS

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2006, 10:52:25 AM »
eep
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Offline The Canuck

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2006, 11:23:04 AM »
Quote
Sae
(who was a Tomboy...way back when....and is not the princess type despite a penchant for pink and shoes....ok pink shoes)

I can't visiualized Sae as a Tomboy...somehow it doesn't fit with what I have seen.  ???

The Canuck
« Last Edit: June 21, 2006, 02:50:06 PM by The Canuck »

Offline Sae

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2006, 02:49:09 PM »
Consumed...

Pass the margarine you freak......

Sae.
Meh.

Offline Consumed

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Re: Being on my own means....
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2006, 03:06:26 PM »


Parkay!
LYS

 


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