Remember my ’50 Home Improvements’ plan? Some things actually got done today – woo hoo! Alas I cannot claim credit which goes entirely to Dad. He arrived a few hours ago with his tool box and a few bits and pieces and got some stuff done for us:
- Door bell: The front came off our months ago. Not to mention the fact that, being one of those plug-in radio signal ones, it started picking something else up. We couldn’t make out what it was but it sounded really creepy. Now we’ve got a nice new one that works properly!
- Loo: Our toilet started flushing itself one night a few weeks ago. Very annoying when you can’t sleep for more than 3 hours straight anyway (pregnancy = many visits to the loo). Also the button had got very stiff. I have no idea how he managed it but it is working fine now.
- Loo roll holder: This kept falling off the wall and so had been abandoned on the floor for some time. Dad got a new screw and fixed it back on.
Thus items 6, 7 and 8 can be struck off the list of 50! Suitably inspired to take action, I’m going to look at my list later and see what I can do next.
While Dad was busying away and Husband was at work I made myself useful and got all of the present wrapping done. I now have jaunty looking Christmas presents scattered along the long shelf in the bedroom so they don’t get crumpled up. If the mood takes me later I might actually write the rest of the Christmas cards too…