Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Call Me Mrs. Fix-It

I'm slowly becoming Mrs. Fix-It in our home. It's not that Hotel Man (AKA DH) doesn't know how to do home repairs. It's because I'm the one who is home 95% of the time so it only makes sense that I should become friends with my tool box.

I have six outlets in my kitchen (not counting the ones for the appliances). Out of those six outlets there is one I use nearly every day for my toaster, one that I use frequently for plugging in my electric grill, and the one in the photo below that gets used every single day. I can't go a day without coffee.
Sunday morning I made coffee. Then I used the outlet to make a crock pot of Beef Barley soup. Sunday night I used the outlet to grind the coffee beans.

On Monday morning I came into the kitchen to turn the coffee pot on . . . NOTHING! I plugged it into the top outlet . . . NOTHING! I moved the coffee pot to where the toaster is and made coffee there. What a pain in the butt!

Last night Hotel Man suggested checking the fuse box. I did that. No fuses were tripped. I was going to call an electrician today to have him come fix the problem.

This morning I took my laptop computer and tested every outlet in the kitchen. In the process I learned that the outlet on the island (the one I use for the grill) wasn't working either. How strange. Just for fun I pushed the Reset button on the outlet by the sink. Then I tested the coffee pot outlet. It worked! So did the island outlet. I don't know how or why it worked, but it did!

Next up is the upstairs toilet. It's not flushing properly. I have the page bookmarked in my Home How-To book. I just need to do it.

Tell me about your fix-it projects.

PS - The job hunt is moving ahead. I have an interview at Joann's this coming Thursday.
Sweet P


Libby said...

Good luck on your interview. What a fun place to work *s*

As to home repairs, I can't think of anything right off the top of my head. But with Hubby gone a good deal of the time back in his USMC days, I learned to be very resourceful and competent about such things.

Sandra said...

Uh oh --- quit putting people like my husband, and my son (in training) and my other son (waiting for training) out of business - we're an electrician family, you know!! Har har har just kidding - well done getting the problem fixed, Mrs. Fix-It! I think you're entitled to spend the money you WOULD have used for the electrician ... on a quilting book and maybe some new fabric! ;)

My next fix-it project - hemming a pair of pants for my son ... I hate hemming, lol.

Sandra said...

P.S. Good luck on your Joanns interview tomorrow!

Linda said...

Great job!!

Good luck on the interview!!

Lori in South Dakota said...

as soon as you learn how to fix that toilet, let me know. I think I need to replace the float thing-a-ma-jig in mine. Sigh, last time I attempted this (with DH) we had to call the plumber to finish.