Tuesday, January 31, 2006

dare to repair

Dare to Repair : A Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home seems to be the book of necessity for me... with a new home in need of both major and minor repairs, this book seems ideal... although i am not UNhandy, you can't quite say i'm a pro either! some of our walls are super hard to even put a nail in, and other walls are mere drywall so the nails won't stay put... i installed a towel rack and some coat hooks; both coming out in less than two months, leaving a big hole... so knowing how to patch a hole up would be nice without having to constantly call my mom and ask her, "how do you do this?" look, i'll even put up the gutter pc if i have to, since my hubby works double shifts and can't do it himself... however, thankfully, my dad is willing to help out in some of the more major issues... now that we have a new tenant, a few leaks, and some other minor problems, i am sure this book will help us all out.... and from the reviews, it seems to be quite a success! it even talks about how to switch ceiling fan directions which i always forget which one is for winter and for summer... there is just so much to remember in order to keep everything up to par, low in cost, and energy efficient... such a smart home-warming gift!

note: this book looks really good too The Savvy Woman's Guide to Owning a Home: How to Care for, Improve and Maintain Your Home

2 Comments:

Blogger Walter's Mom said...

You are going to be really REALLY handy before long! I may need you to come help if I get the other house! And of course there are always things that need doing here too!

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I like that book .Looks to me as a women you can develope muscles after fixing things lolol. Keep on fixing!

11:34 PM  

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