Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Pitfalls of being married to Mr. Fix-it

As some of you know, I am lucky to be married to a Mr. Fix-it. Now, I don't want you to think that I am complaining, as being married to a Mr. Fix-it has allowed me to have lots of tools and gadgets at my disposal. Some of which precipitated the creation of my lovely magnet boards. However, there are some pitfalls associated with being married to a Mr. Fix-it.

This post was inspired by one of my lovely etsy friends, BlueVelvetHeart, who is currently experiencing household appliance woes. Her washing machine is broken, and it is taking the repair service a week to get the part to fix it. All of this while having a potty-training toddler with a stomach bug!

It got me thinking, how much I would like for our washer or dryer to break beyond repair. You know, to the point where having it fixed is either not an option, or as expensive as getting a new one.

You see, our washing machine and dryer are 18 years old ... dinosaurs in the household appliance world ... and I have a severe case of washing machine envy! I would really like a front-load washer and dryer that can be stacked on top of each other ... which would allow me to increase our pantry space significantly.

Our washer and dryer have gone on the fritz a few times in the last 5 years ... but my husband has been able to fix them each time ... and they keep humming along like old faithful ... squashing my dreams of a new washer and dryer.

Now I am certainly grateful that my husband has these "fixing" abilities ... but it also makes him assume that his wife is a Mrs. Fix-it. This has required me to crawl underneath our house to fix a leaking ice maker water line, the same morning that I had an exam for the hardest college class (Astronomy). I have also had to help him pull the motor out of our little Honda Civic when I was 6 months pregnant. I have also had to help him fill a concrete block wall up with grout during Christmas vacation so that we could install a VERY heavy steel beam in a garage. These are only a handful of "Fix-it" projects that I have had to undertake due to being married to Mr. Fix-it.

So, honey, my dear Mr. Fix-it ... could you promise to NOT fix the washer and dryer the next time they break ... I would really like for you to pretend to be a Mr. Buy it next time =)


BeljaysFeltnArt said...

LOL. I so know where you're coming from. hehehe

Sarah Kathryn said...

Hahahaha MooreMagnets, I really enjoyed this post! I, too, am married to a Mr. Fix-it and I couldn't have described it better myself!