Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Handy Husband

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a brunch and found myself describing Dave's latest home improvement project - adding insulation to our basement and garage. My girlfriends politely listened to me regale them with the details of this crazy undertaking. And with her husband Jason standing not two feet away, Becky said, "It must be so great to have a handy husband." My response, of course, was a resounding, "Yes! Handy husbands rock!"

No offense to non-handy guys out there, but having a handy hubby is the best. In fact, I completely take for granted that Dave is able to fix all manner of household problems. Install a ceiling fan, check. Weather seal a door, check check. Build a compost bin, no problem. Design and install a new closet shelving system for his adoring wife, easy as pie. Insulate the basement, you betcha.

Josh came over to help out and commented that this latest project was "seriously advanced DIY." That is seriously high praise from Josh who has remodeled entire rooms in his house.

So in case I don't say it enough, thank you Dave for being the handyman of my dreams. You are the best.

Dave with 2 tanks of chemicals that combine to make foam insulation.

Insulating is synonymous with cramming yourself into small spaces.
A view of the foamed up band joist.

The insulation monster chasing Kara. Who says insulating can't be fun too?


  1. Aww, thanks babe. It helps I think, that I actually enjoy doing work on the house! Although that crawl space in the basement. That was brutal.

  2. Ha! Insulation monster. That was a pretty cool project. I hope it results in better efficiency!

  3. Sooo cute. What a darling post! Love the last picture.

  4. The last photo is just classic! And I think a handy husband is a definite plus!! My husband is getting there but it always involves a lot of cursing, multiple trips to lowes or Home Depot and seemingly endless hours.

  5. Oh, there's cursing, and Lowes, and many hours...but I wouldn't trade it for a non-handy guy. I love the look of pure joy on Kara's face in that last pic.

  6. Classic shot, that last one! :)