Wednesday, June 13, 2007


I do not come from family of Do-It-Yourselfers. I come from a family that is the reverse of do-it-yourselfers, the antithesis, the complete polar opposite.They do not do it themselves: they hire professionals to do it for them. Professional mechanics, professional painters, professional window cleaners, professional plumbers, professional handymen. Professional sprinkler people. Professional You-name-it, they'd-hire-them: my parents would hire professional light-bulb changers, if they existed, that's how hard-core they are. Because, you know, laymen shouldn't mess around with those dangerous ladders and that complicated twisting of the bulb.

This is why it completely floors me whenever Christofer fixes things around our place. Last night Michael broke the DVD player that's built into our tv, and at 10:30 I walked out of our bedroom to find the entire thing in little bitty pieces all over our floor. It looked horrifying in its disarray, incomphrensible; but an hour later the tv was reassembled and working, the DVD tray moving smoothly in and out with the push of a button.

As far as I'm concerned, this is pretty much the equivalent of performing open-heart surgery without medical school, THAT IS HOW AMAZING HE IS.

I don't know, maybe I'm easily impressed? but it sure makes for great marriage.


Lincoln said...

I try to fix things.
Although I usually end up making things worse.

kat said...

no, i saw the tv all strewn about in its taken apart glory.
being back in working, one piece order is nothing short of a miracle.

a wonderful, beautiful miracle.

Em said...

Wow. That IS impressive.