DIY - Do It yourself
From a story in The Daily Telegraph (UK)...
A do-it-yourself guy who's a decent cook has been restricted to the
kitchen by his wife after attempting too many house repairs.
- when changing a washer on a tap, he went into the attic (where the
water reservoir is in British houses), disconnected two pipes, and
flooded the house.
- he went back to the attic to look for the TV antenna connections
and fell through the ceiling.
- he tried to lay new carpet in the bedroom, broke the ceiling
lights bringing in the carpet roll, and cut a hole in the carpet to
go around the bed instead of moving the bed.
- he was mounting a coat rack on the wall, and drilled through a
power cable in the wall and set fire to the curtains. That made him
more safety conscious so he turned off the power before drilling
holes to mount speakers on the wall. He couldn't figure out why the
power drill wouldn't work then, so he took it apart. He couldn't
find anything wrong with it, but he couldn't put it back together
either, so he went out and bought another drill. He was going to
take that one back too since it didn't work until his wife reminded
him he'd turned the power off.
We're hoping they don't have a gas stove.