Good morning friends. I have a treat for you today.
You know how I have given you the run down on my daughters, my snuggy buddy and little miss sunshine, well today I’m going to give you a glimpse of my wonderful hubs, honey do Dave. He’s the best MR. honey do ever! Lord knows I needed someone who was so good at home maintenance.
He has been patiently waiting for me to give him a chance to write for my blog. I guess he got tired of waiting because yesterday he emailed me the most detailed guest post on introducing himself and the step by step instructions for the board and batten that he completed over this past weekend, board with my bath.
Because it was quite lengthy and detailed, I decided to just share with you his intro and will share the directions for the board and batten later this week.
By day, David is an Army officer, by night he is my Mr. Honey do. David was truly heaven sent just for me. He is my rock and is totally responsible for balancing me out! He brings logic and stability to my sometimes chaotic world.
So here is the email I received yesterday!
Since this is my first “guest blog” I’ll give you a little background on me.
I didn’t grow up doing woodworking or projects with tools. I took wood shop and metal shop in junior high, but that was about it. I’ve always loved watching “This Old House” and other shows like that on PBS when I was a kid though, and once Wanda and I got married, I guess something in me said it was time to get better at doing things with my own hands rather than hiring someone to do it for me.
Paying someone for their labor can get outrageously expensive. Wanda seems to think it’s foolish to pay for someone else to do the work, when
we I can learn how.
The first project I made for Wanda almost 15 years ago was the absolutely lamest looking shelf to put in our pantry at Fort Knox, KY. I only had a handsaw and a hammer and it looked like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. From then on I started buying power tools. For me, there’s something about breaking out the tools that gives me a lot of satisfaction. With every project I get a little bit more proficient at what I’m doing which opens up the door to try more and more difficult and complex projects. The additional upside to this is that it justifies purchasing new tools. (I’m still trying to think up some projects that’ll justify buying an arc welder and plasma torch, but short of needing one during a zombie apocalypse to weld steel plate over my truck windows, I can’t think of a reason.)
Finally, I don’t claim to be a professional or even an expert, but given enough time and the right tools, I’ve made some pretty nice stuff. Wanda is a pretty stringent “Quality Control Officer” when it comes to placing the projects I work on inside the house, but she’s also my biggest fan.
Most of the small DIY projects to update our house are done and we are moving into the home maintenance stage. I’ve refinished the kitchen cabinets, and refinished the island, again
painted, (and painted… and painted…)
hung new curtain rods, moved the new curtain rods to different locations
replaced light fixtures and then moved the new light fixtures to a different room,
and anything else that Wanda has added to and changed on my honey do list. By the time she makes up her mind, the Army will be sending us to somewhere new, only for me to start the process all over again!
Aww, isn’t he the best? He likes to give me a hard time, but he loves the house as much as I do when it is all finished. In fact, he loves to entertain and have his friends over so he can share all of his home DIY projects.
I think he has done an amazing job with updating our home. I can’t wait to see what kind of opportunities open up for
him us as a team. I’m thinking a new career is in the works when he decides to retire from the Army. HA! Maybe we can name it Mr. Handyman, Mr. Honey do, or Honey Do Dave!
Who is responsible for your home maintenance? Do you have a Mr. Honey Do?