Mr. and Mrs. Fix-It

I was chatting with a few people at the exclusive soft opening of a new local pie restaurant (see how I just dropped that in there? I make myself sound SO important) when the topic of fixing things came up.

I had never considered “fixing things” as a good conversation topic, but it’s actually great at generating discussion. Everyone seems to have at least one really good fix-it story and a number of failed fix-it stories, and everyone can relate to everyone else.

I think I’ve told fix-it stories on the blog in the past, so I won’t delve into them here. After all, I already told you about my ordeal involving the air conditioner this past summer. I thought I was going to be able to fix it after unscrewing the panel, but apparently air conditioners are very complicated and cannot be fixed by the tried and true methods of (a) restarting them and (b) shaking them. And so I suffered.

What’s the most impressive thing you’ve fixed? You can define “impressive” in your own way–sometimes it might mean that you used duct tape in a creative manner.