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  • 5th May, 2005 at 12:07 PM

I feel very accomplished and handy.

When some people move into a new place, they do interior decorating. They paint the walls and hang up pictures and hang new curtains. When I move into a new place, I renovate.

I know it's odd, but I like my way. Last night, I went to the Atwater Canadian Tire and came home with a sack of goodies. Then I went about the house installing things before going to bed. In the morning, I got up early enough to make myself breakfast, and then spent a little while mounting things on the walls and doing assorted hammering.

I now have a place to hang coats, a showerhead that works well, and a very long list of home-improvements that I have to make. Oh, I suppose I should get some artwork to spruce up the walls but I have no idea where to get any.


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5th May, 2005 16:07 (UTC)
come to my house next :(

*watches things falling apart*
5th May, 2005 16:50 (UTC)
You can always rasturbate your fave pictures...
5th May, 2005 17:39 (UTC)

5th May, 2005 18:20 (UTC)
Have you met my friend Kareem? Your post reminds me of him because he always replaces the shower head when he moves into a place. I have one of his old shower heads under my bathroom sink -- it's unquestionably better than the one that came with my apartment, but in 20 months of living there I haven't gotten around to installing it.

Finding artwork's the worst, although if you have the money to spend Montreal has tons of great art galleries.
5th May, 2005 20:26 (UTC)
I highly recommend installing a proper showerhead. It makes showers all the more pleasant. Or at least, they are more pleasant compared to clogged-up, leaky, rusty showerheads that typically accompany most apartments.

It takes approximately 5 minutes and only requires a pair of locking pliers.
5th May, 2005 20:37 (UTC)
Never underestimate the power of laziness and procrastination :)
5th May, 2005 20:40 (UTC)
Bribe Kareem to do it for you!

This is called delegation. I use it often.
5th May, 2005 20:41 (UTC)
Good call :) He has been known to work for food (lamb in particular)...
5th May, 2005 20:43 (UTC)
Oh! Lamb.
5th May, 2005 20:20 (UTC)
what kind of home-improvements are on your list?
5th May, 2005 20:46 (UTC)
In no particular order:
  • Glue back some of the veneer that peeled off the furniture.
  • Fix the paper towel holder in the kitchen.
  • Add hooks and towel rods to the bathroom.
  • Add towel hoops in the kitchen.
  • Replace the light fixture in the kitchen with something smaller.
  • Tie back one of the kitchen cupboards so you can't smack the light fixture on opening it.
  • Install fans in the windows for the bathroom and kitchen.
  • Replace the light switches in some rooms with dimmer switches.
  • Install grounded electrical outlets in the bedroom, living room, and dining room.
  • Run telephone cable to the bedroom and office.
  • Run network cable between the bedroom, office, and living room.
  • Put a full-length mirror by the entranceway to make it look bigger.
  • Fix the ugly cabinet by the entranceway.
  • Stain and varnish the ikea furniture.
  • Paint the ugly cabinet by the entraceway.
  • Replace the knob on the front door.
  • Get a knob for the office's closet.
  • Install door stops on all the doors that bash into walls.
  • Get artwork and hang it.
25th Apr, 2006 20:03 (UTC)
Handyman needed
There is a motor/transmission sitting on the floor of a garage in Montreal that I want put on a pallet and crated for shipping to the usA...want to consider it?
25th Apr, 2006 20:20 (UTC)
Re: Handyman needed
I'm handy, but not very strong! :)
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