The Mechanic, originally uploaded by North Sullivan

Owning a house has forced me to pick up all kinds of new repair skills.  My level of manliness has significantly increased as I accumulate tools and finish projects. It's like I'm really growing up at last.

In the past year I have learned to:

  • Set up a garbage disposal
  • Hang a light fixture
  • Use a chainsaw
  • Route coaxial cable through the walls
  • Replace a water heater
  • Cut drywall and install a junction box

Why, just yesterday I wired a new ground fault outlet after only four attempts and one mild electric shock.  Now our kitchen is up to code for tonight's inspection.  And soon, if all goes well, we will leave this place and move to a house with new lessons to teach me.

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