Monday, February 16, 2009

My Hero, on His First Day of Vacation

Now, you might be wondering what in the world he's doing, and why I was taking a picture. Well, I took a picture simply because it was funny. (Actually, it was funnier when he was stuffed back toward the left hand corner and pretty much just his feet were sticking out, but I didn't have the wherewithal to grab my camera at that time.) What he's doing is installing the tubing-stuff* for the ice maker for Bruiser, our new fridge. The ice maker was already installed in the freezer, but we (HAHA! We! As if I did anything!) needed to install the plumbing from the sink to the back of the fridge. I'm supremely blessed to be married to a man who can buy a kit, grab some tools, drill some holes, go back to the store to buy some more tubing, shove himself under the cabinet for a few minutes, go back to the store to get some duct tape that he forgot to pick up the first time, and then PRESTO! We have ice cubes! Cute little ice cubes that collect in a bin in the freezer! Troy is really my hero, what with all his handiness! I love him! He's so awesome! And he's mine, all mine...I'm so lucky!
And it's amazing how exited I am about the ice! I kept opening the freezer and peeking in, waiting for that first set of cubes to drop. Then, once they did, I grabbed one and rushed out to show Reilly! You would have thought that Bruiser was a toddler that had just taken his first step!
In case you were wondering, the fridge is called Bruiser because of his huge dent that allowed us to buy him for $349 instead of $649. The dent is a doozy, but the fridge runs great, apparently makes ice just fine, and we paid cash so I'm rather proud of it.
While Ched was being handy, I was being Mrs. Organization. I completely reorganized my pantry, as well as the cabinet space in which he was wedged...well, once he got out of it, that is! I have a huge box of things that I'm going to take to the Salvation Army and I just feel so accomplished! Reilly wasn't feeling well today, otherwise we were going to go to the science museum, but hopefully we'll get to do that tomorrow. We're taking our Spring Break this week since it's Troy's vacation. And while this might not have been his first choice of how to spend his first day of vacation, I think it was a day well spent!

* "Tubing stuff" is the perfect example of why I'm not a contractor. I don't know what things are called. And I can't build things. Or measure things, for that matter. Or even read things correctly. I looked at the package for the ice maker installation kit and said "120 feet of tubing! That should have been enough!" Troy waited a few seconds before patiently pointing out that it read 120". If I were a contractor, I'd waste so much time going back to Home Depot because I'd underestimated the length of something, I'd put myself out of business in a week.


Sherri said...

Jeff amazes me with how he is always able to fix things around here. He just always seems to know what to do and how to get it done! I told him that 2 days ago when he fixed the light in the kitchen and the alarm system in the same day. It's one of the things that I love about him.

Heather the Mama Duk said...

My husband is good at stuff like that, too, as is my dad. Me? I'm with you on the "tubing stuff." Awesome deal on the refrigerator! Yay for Dave Ramsey!

Anonymous said...

That son-in-law is amazing!!! I'd so glad he's handy around the house! luv, m

Anonymous said...

Actually the word is "I'm"!!!!!
As in "I'm so glad...."

The anonymous speller@!!

Flea said...

My Hunny rocks the universe with his handy skills as well. Isn't it great? What's also great is scratch and dent appliances! Yay you! Ours has some pretty scratches on the front. :)

Natalie said...

You've been tagged! :)

Alison said...

Eric's the same way..right down to the 2 or 3 more trips to the hardware store..but he can build,fix make anything. LOVE bruiser..we got our stove and chest freezer the same way!