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Increasing my handyman skills one project at a time.

Handyman Tools

I’ll admit it, I’m not the most handy person. I like to think I am, but quite a few things are over my head, or I just haven’t tried them yet. However, I’ve been able to add a few new things to my handyman list.

When we moved into our new house, the first thing we were going to do was change the locks. Probably a good idea right? Course, we never did it at the last house, but this time we’re going to; for real.

Instead of calling a locksmith, I took a look at the locks at Mendards and the instructions made it look super easy. So I convinced my wife I could do it and she was willing to give it a try. Turns out, it is super easy to change a lock. By doing it myself, we saved quite a bit of money.

I’ve also recently got to hang a swing from a tree. Granted, that’s not really to hard too do, but I’m still happy with my work. We’ll see how good it works when Lily returns to try it out. Hopefully the tree will hold and the chains too. Everything on the packages said it’d hold and I did go for a quick swing, but you never know!

I have to take down a tree too. No, not the one the swing is on, it’s a small dead one, but I’m just going to say I cut down a tree in future conversations and leave out the size as it sounds cooler. Right now I’m trying to decide if I should chop it all the way down or if I should leave a little bit of a stump, add a round board, and maybe create my daughter a fairy garden or something. Sounds like a good idea right?

Oh and then there is my wifi router configuration. I’m learning way more about wifi than ever before. So far so good on that front. That’s more of the modern-day handyman I guess you could say.

I’m also learning about speaker wiring and banana plugs. Granted that’s not hard either, I just hadn’t done it before and our house previously had an audio geek in it.

I’d have to say that a lot of home projects aren’t that hard, it just takes a little time the first time to figure out what you’re doing, then after that it gets easier and easier. Try things, follow the instructions, and before you know it, you’ll feel like a handyman too.

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