Friday, November 21, 2008

mr. fix it

yesterday morning i woke up to a big mess and a stranger in my apartment. his name is
mr. fix it.

he oddly resembles someone i know but he visits so infrequently that i had to make sure he wasn't a figment of my imagination, so i got a close up.

which as you can see, he appreciated greatly. me being in his business.

this couch was a hand-me-down from my parents and we were SO grateful for it. however this poor baby has been through its share of moves and we realized the more we sat on it, that somewhere along the way, it had been broken. we tried to temporarily deal with it, by stuffing comforters underneath the cushions.

but it just wasn't doing the trick.

so in lieu of our current financial situation & trying to live by the motto "use it up, wear it out, make do or do without," ben got to work.

and what do you know?

ben + 6 hours + lots of yelling+ home depot = a fixed, lovely, sturdy couch
(and plenty of sore muscles)

this baby's got 10 more years of life in her!

thanks mr. fix it. come again soon.


Rachel H. said...

HOORAY! Your couch looks great--and I am sure it feels great too!

Francis and Fawn Becker said...

Way to go Handy Ben! Do you guys want to come over for our family dinner Sunday night??

Lindsay Jane said...

Um...can you send Mr. Fix It to my house. I have lots for him to do.

Dana Broderick said...

awesome! love your couch and your furniture! what a cute little apartment you have! good job Mr Fix it!

Lauren Horsley said...

Impressive! I'm dying to know if he found anything exciting in there - can't tell you how many times Dad lost the remote in that thing and we had to shake it back out.

S and RA Beazer said...

Will Mr. Fix it come to the land of cold and snow, he could bring the sexy lady he hangs with and his overly handsom son. We wouldn't even make him fix any thing. Maybe he could give some pointers to someone around here.