Friday, November 9, 2007

The House that Grace Built

So I have hired myself out as a woman-of-all-work to my friends Luke and Ranida, payment being dinners and dog kisses. As I mentioned earlier, they are about to have a baby (officially in about 3 days) and unfortunately their house is not ready for the upcoming onslaught of relatives and friends. Luke has been frantically trying make things habitable, so I've been helping out. I don't think Luke's first choice for an assistant would be a 5'1" girl who has never used power tools before, but he's so desperate I got the job.

I, myself, am quite pleased with my new temporary employment. Not only do I get to work out some aggression and learn some new skills, I get to feel really manly. This is me using the power saw:
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What I should be thinking is, "Hmm, one false move and my illustration career is over." However, I am really thinking, "Wow, this thing is loud."

This is me hammering, which I have done before. However, I was told that I hammer like a girl and was taught the "real" way of doing it.
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However, even with such high-testosterone tutelage, it still takes me about 140 blows to get a nail in. So, regrettably, I still hammer like a girl.

But maybe that's not so bad. After a weekend of muscle-building home improvements, I'm about ready to go home and make some cupcakes. But I'll beat the eggs like a man.

7 comments:

alvina said...

You go, girl! And yay, cupcakes!

jama said...

Is that a real toolbelt you're wearing? And I would never touch a power saw! (I have new respect for you.) Make some manly cupcakes (decorate with moustaches).

Elaine Magliaro said...

Grace,

You are indeed a woman of many talents. You'll have to decorate your next batch of cupcakes with hammers and saws--no more pretty girlish designs for you!

Anna Alter said...

I am SO impressed.

gail said...

It will be so rewarding when you're done. I hammer like a girl too. The answer to that is a compressor and nail gun!

gail

Linda S. Wingerter said...

That's hot.

Look at all the new skills you're gaining. Hey, wanna come build sets?

gloria estefan said...

That's pretty funny. When I try to hammer in two hits I usually hit one of my fingers or my whole hand.