(Not) Getting Things Done

by Richard on August 15, 2008

DIY isn’t my strong point. Not at all. You could say that, DIY-wise, I’m a bit rubbish.

I don’t mean I’m completely useless. Most of the time, if I set out to do something DIY-ish, it tends to get done. Eventually. After a fashion. And to the accompaniment of a bit of unministerial language.

It isn’t that I don’t have a sense of satisfaction at the end of these domestic duties. Usually, I do. But the process is generally marked by frayed nerves, a lack of confidence and even the occasional loss of temper. To see me in the company of screwdrivers, hammers, pliers and the like is not normally to see me at my shining best.

I can’t help thinking that being totally useless would be better than being a bit rubbish.

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John Cooper 08.15.08 at 10:43 pm

Deary me, who would have thought about trying to mix carpentry and religion…


Richard 08.15.08 at 11:55 pm

You might be on to something there, John.


Ivan the Crank 08.16.08 at 1:23 am

Moving to a new church and a new home: “These are the best of times and these are the worst of times.” You and I would do no good trying to get our homes unpacked and put together as a team, unless team mechanical frustration is a worthy endeavour. Hang in there and perservere. Two months into our unpacking, we are finally receiving our last two bookcases from the furniture store so we can empty several more boxes. We also hauled Chris and his stuff off to Florida Southern College to begin his Senior year and Sunday after church I’ll drive Rachel and her stuff to Greenville, South Carolina and Furman University for the beginning of her Freshman year. That’s one way to get rid of some items from your household, but not the best way, I must admit.


QueerAndy 08.16.08 at 11:26 am

Hi Richard,

I see you’ve managed to dig out a picture of a tool box to go with an article on DIY. Are sure you’re not working for the Methodist Recorder?


Brian Johnson 08.16.08 at 8:38 pm

Thought you might wish to know that, sadly, Todd Bentley’s FreshFire Board of Directors have issued two announcements about TB’s marriage.

First, that he was separating from his wife (no-one else involved). Then 3 days later, that TB has been involved with a woman member of his staff.

Details and weblinks here: http://www.newchristian.org.uk/lakeland.html


Questing Parson 08.20.08 at 4:12 am

You remind me of why I put the toolbox up and got the gardening implements out.


Richard 08.20.08 at 7:53 pm

I knew you’d appreciate that image, Andy!

BJ: it’s always sad to hear about a marriage breakdown.

QP: And you remind me that I need to buy a lawnmower!

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