The Handywoman Can


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Deployments, TDY assignments and field training often leave us without our handyman. We have to take matters into our own hands. We become the handyman.

I remember having to disassemble a large heating unit to remove a dead bird which had lodged itself in the unit and shut it down. February in Washington + No Heat = Frozen stiff (no disrespect meant to the dead bird). I've installed a tank kit for a toilet and temporarily reattached my car's undercarriage using some crude instruments and a little imagination.

The list goes on and on. I can't think of much that could go wrong at home that I wouldn't know how to handle or fix. I'm proud of the skills I've acquired. Homefront Six has me beat, though. Hopefully she'll chime in and share her handyman stories. Impressive stuff.

Let's hear your handyman stories. With our collective know-how, we could probably open a handyman business staffed by military spouses. Our husbands could answer the phones and do our bookkeeping. Heh. 

Thanks to the uber-talented Sly for the graphic.

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