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You Couldn’t Invent This Stuff…!!

October 1, 2008
OK…I don’t expect you to believe a word of this, but it really did happen.
One evening, way back in the early eighties, when it was staring to get dark, the light was turned on…not!  Nothing happened.
Dad nipped across the road to see Mike, an electrician, who came over to check it out.  He checked the switch…nothing wrong, there.  He did some other checks…nothing wrong there, either. 
Rewind a few hours…Dad had his DIY head on…up went the new curtain pole over the back door…!  You guessed it…he’d drilled through the cable…big ooops!!!!  Off went the power…up came the floorboards on the landing…the old cable was removed (the wall was channeled out from the socket)…new cable put in…wall re-plastered…LET THERE BE LIGHT!!!
A little while later, we were all startled by Mum screaming, from the kitchen, that water was pouring through the ceiling…!!!
This time, my brother was to blame, for he was nailing the floorboards back down…and had put a nail straight through the water pipe…!!!  Well done, Bill…!!!
Up came the floorboards, again…Dad turned off the water and ran round to Alan, whose many skills include plumbing.  The system was drained…and all this time, Bill was sitting there, holding the pipe like the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke….No smutty comments, you…!!!!
Alan cut out the damaged bit of pipe and welded a new piece in…this time, Dad replaced the floorboards…!!
I still have that inch long piece of pipe, with the holes right through the centre…I was going to put a nail through it and mount it on a polished piece of wood.  A little brass plaque would be added engraved with: ‘The Roberts Award For DIY Incompetence’…!!
4 Comments leave one →
  1. Kayley and Phil permalink
    October 1, 2008 12:15 pm

    Talk about shaggy dog stories……… :p

  2. Princess permalink
    October 1, 2008 1:40 pm

    Yo Sandi! hehehhee, aawwww….DARE YA!!!! Luv PF XXX

  3. Sandi permalink
    October 1, 2008 1:46 pm

    OK…the bit of pipe is in one of my boxes of bits…when I find it, it shall…finally…be made up into a trophy…a booby prize…no boobs involved…except DIY ones…!!!!  A family award to be passed around…hehehe…!

  4. Princess permalink
    October 2, 2008 1:37 pm

    Yo Sandi! HA!!! That\’s a Fab idea!!! Hope uhave a Great Thursday! Luv PF XXX

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