But the question is where? There is no course for general upkeep and general duties around the house or life in general. Why am I asking this question? It all has to do with a watch band. Yep something that simple. I recently, during the Christmas sales purchased a $25.00 watch for $14.95. Great. It’s simple, I can actually read the numbers without wearing my glasses and it’s the colour I want. So why am I asking the question? Because the band was too big and I went to a little shop to get some links taken out. For a five minute job it cost $12.95. OMG!!!! How is it that the cost of a simple exercise almost cost more than the watch itself. In the end the total cost for the watch was $28.00 and yet if I spent the $25.00 on it and then got the band fixed well I’m probably lucky. Yeah right!
It’s the simple things also around the house that are driving me nuts. I’m single now and my ex was of no use around the house – it was easier to throw the item away and get a new one before he had a chance to find out it was broken in the first place. In the end he learned to just give up before he started and buy it himself.
Now there are little jobs that need to be done. The bi-focal doors on the shower have lost a roller at the top. Cheap to go out and buy just the roller but the question is how do I put it on and make it work?
I need new curtains – nowadays there are pre-made curtains. All I have to do is buy the track and put it on the wall and add the curtains but sure enough I need a drill, a level and making sure that the curtains are drilled into the right position on the wall. It costs more now for the labour than it does for the curtains and tracks.
Putting new handles on doors, putting up hooks all those little things that we get someone else to do and yet they are so easy why isn’t there a course to do the little things? Maybe that’s something stores like BUNNINGS should be looking into on site. To be able to work out measurements for flooring or little jobs that include bathrooms and kitchens?
All I want is for my house to look and feel like it’s finished rather than know that there are niggly little things that need attention and being that I don’t have someone available to fix them I would like the opportunity to do that myself. Making my house – my own. Is that too much to ask?