No one is ever going to confuse me with Martha Stewart or Danielle Bryk. I can hammer a nail and rip out caulk, but I am not a DIY goddess. Which is why yesterday’s achievement felt like I’d unleashed my inner superhero.
In my house, we have Superhero Bracelets. Step aside Lynda Carter!
It’s great having a husband that can fix anything. Except when said husband isn’t home and the sump pump alarm is going off and water is quickly filling the tank.
Beyond gross, right.
I’m pretty sure that if our phone conversation were overheard by a DIY Network casting director we’d have our own “Green Acres” DIY show…
Him: Can you move the floater out of the water?
Me: You mean the thing that looks like a cage you’d go in if you were swimming with sharks?
Him: Um…I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Me: You mean the thing that looks like a stick with two cushy ends like you would joust with someone?
Him: Uh…yeah, that one.
Me: No, it doesn’t move.
Thirty minutes and eighty phone calls later, I’d managed to remove the frozen outdoor hose, move the floaty-thingy out of the water, empty the tank, and stop the annoying sump pump alarm.
No, it wasn’t rocket science, but I felt bad ass!
And yes, I’ll be wearing my pink superhero bracelets.