Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Handymen!!!

We've had a few projects that have needed to be done around the outside of the house lately. Fortunately, I've got two swell guys who enjoy fixing things!

There was a slat or two on the fence that was pretty much rotted off--well, just dangling there. Anthony's curiousity got the better of him one day, and he decided to see what would happen if he pulled it off. The fun with that lasted all of about 30 seconds...he just threw down the slat. However, we've had a bunny friend who has found it much easier to sneak into our yard. :)

So, Mario bought some wood to repair the broken/missing slats. I didn't know he knew how to fix it, but he did an excellent job. Maybe one of these days, we'll invest in a really nice fence. There just always seem to be better things to spend our money on! ;)

Like father, like son...boys hard at work

"ok, what's daddy doing now?"

"gotta put my hammer in daddy's tool belt--that's where it belongs, afterall"

Mario is trying to show him which end of the hammer to hit the wood with. Even after the lesson, he still thinks it's more fun to hit with the wrong end! ;)
Our other project was a leaky faucet. 90% of Mario's repairs to our home have been plumbing issues! Haha! He loves them (yes, that was sarcastic)! Looooong story short, Mario had to remove the old faucet which had a lot of corrosion. Then he had to scrape out more of the brick to make the hole bigger so the new faucet would fit in...

a whole new meaning to "hole in the wall"

tools for the job
(yes, that is an old toothbrush in the mix)

hard at work

brand new faucet

perfectly done, and no leaks!!!
He has learned so much by being a home-owner...I am so proud!
(And I'm so thankful that I don't have to do these things myself or hire a professional!!!)

Here's Anthony working on the fence. The only reason he is using this hammer the correct way is that it makes fun noises when he hits it against something! ;) What a big helper he is!!!


Justin & Mandy Payne said...

wow.... yes you do have a handyman! Good work Mario!!! I miss the boys!