Wednesday, January 21, 2009


If it's stuck and it's not supposed to be, WD40.
If it's not stuck and it's supposed to be, Duct Tape.
The quote above sums it up real well, and as I was watching my husband the other night, they are right. If you have a can of WD40 and a roll of duct tape, you can pretty much fix any of life's problems.

Since permanently installing our satellite dish up at our house, we have been making do in the truck with what we can receive on our TV locally. There are only about three places we have found so far, where TV reception is out of the question. So when we discover a new place, I get the pleasure of watching my husband leap into action.

He first moves the small antenna that we have all around the truck, turning and twisting it to try and receive a good signal, and then I see him reach for the duct tape and know he is trying something new. I watched as he found a metal pole he had purchased months earlier and stashed under my bed for just the purpose he had in mind. I now realize, what that strange lump was, that I had been feeling while sleeping!

Then he grabs for the trusty duct tape. A smile crosses his face as he starts the first strip going around the antenna and then the pole. As the fragrant smell of the tape is lingering in the air, he continues to wrap the two items together, until confident that even a nuclear blast would not cause them to separate, he puts the tape down and proudly shows me his accomplishment.
With the cable attached to the antenna, my man genius, puts the antenna towards the front of the truck, aims it out the window and viola.....we have TV. A few gorilla like pounds on his chest and a grunt or two and we have a satisfied male species in our presence. As the saying goes.....

"To err is human. To repair with Duct Tape, divine."


Anonymous said...

Oh my got me laughing really hrd on this subject. You're right it's a man thing!! Duct tape the ultimate fix it tool. Stay safe guys!


Mom said...

ah yes. My man needs his duct tape too.
Will your antenna thing work when TV goes digital next month?

CRAIG and DIANE said...

Yes, it is a digital TV, but we will still have to play around with the antenna to receive the best signal, so all that duct tape did not go to waste.

rosemary said...

Duct tape is miraculous...for men and women.....I line the bottom of my cat pan liners with it so the kitties can't tear them, i keep rugs in place with it, i tape all kinds of stuff....


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