October 21, 2010

Mrs. MacGyver

We've got a drawer in our kitchen that literally came off the rails. And the cabinetry we inherited in this house is, well, not to put too fine a point on it, shitty. Despite the fact that this is the most popular drawer in the house, we need something from it about every 4.3 minutes and accessing the contents of said drawer puts your fingers in mortal jeopardy, neither of us has done a damn thing to fix it. Until last week.

I came home the other day from work and found the drawer fixed. I stared in wonder at this miracle of cabinetry and Beth shot me a look that I read as so there, you silly person with a penis who should have fixed that a month ago. Then she said, out loud this time, you should see how ingenious my solution was. Then we ate dinner and the kids threw things at each other and my wife distracted me with her hotness so I completely lost the thread. But as I was getting something out of the cabinet below the Drawer of Doom yesterday, I saw exactly what she was talking about.


It's amazing what an old water bottle and duct tape will fix. And let's face it, Beth is a hell of a lot hotter than MacGyver.

Posted by Chris at October 21, 2010 7:00 AM

That's perfect! Too funny. What a lucky man you are. She's hot and she knows how to work a duct tape roll too.

Posted by: Nila at October 21, 2010 7:24 AM

I have said many a time that in order to survive a nuclear holocaust all you need is duct tape and a couple of boxes of bisquick!

Posted by: Maribeth at October 21, 2010 7:43 AM

Amateur. A real duct tape artisan would know to reinforce with horizontal strips of tape, not just vertical. Pfft.

Posted by: Jon (was) in Michigan at October 21, 2010 7:53 AM

I love your description of Beth's look. It made me smile, which I needed today. Thanks!

Posted by: miabean at October 21, 2010 8:29 AM

That's good old Yankee ingenuity and my father would be proud of Beth!
Of course the fact that he used to use our old plastic shower curtains in the back yard to cover his many cords of wood was just down right cheap!!

Posted by: NancyJ at October 21, 2010 9:02 AM

Hee, that is a total MacGuyver solution. Awesome!

Posted by: Fraulein N at October 21, 2010 9:46 AM

My two year old tells me that the picture of Beth's solution is a map of California.

I've got to say, I'm VERY impressed.

Posted by: Holly at October 21, 2010 10:17 AM

I see that Beth is a girl after my own heart. My motto: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it; if it is broke, duct tape it"!

Posted by: Krush at October 21, 2010 10:32 AM

Love it!!

Posted by: Jess at October 21, 2010 11:10 AM

I'm confused...what role does the water bottle play?

Posted by: kalisa at October 21, 2010 11:39 AM

Oooh cleverness is so sexy! :D

Posted by: Heather at October 21, 2010 4:08 PM

You both are so cool! Don't you ever think of stopping your blog! I would just die of total boredom without you!

Posted by: Trish at October 21, 2010 7:45 PM


Posted by: kati at October 21, 2010 10:36 PM

Beth rocks!
Though I must admit - I thought MacGyver was pretty hot back in the day....

Posted by: Rose @Dozenroses13 at October 22, 2010 2:42 AM

I was once told that with duct tape and 3-in-1 oil, you can fix anything:

If it's supposed to stay together and doesn't, duct tape it.
If it's supposed to move and doesn't, oil it.

My wife is hot too, but I grant Beth points for hotness based on ingenuity.

Posted by: pvz at October 22, 2010 7:05 PM

That's awesome! way to go Beth!

Posted by: jessica at October 25, 2010 9:50 AM

That is GENIUS! Way to go, Beth! :)

Posted by: Haley-O (Cheaty) at October 25, 2010 11:29 PM