Monday, 30 November 2015

Testosterone

Sometimes a man's gotta do, what a man's gotta do.
He has to flex his caveman muscles to protect his home and family from the elements .
He has to collect his tools and bang nails into wood!
He has to unleash his masculinity and ingenuity
with carpentry skills that old pioneers of the far West used to build their 
log cabins and repair waggons on their historic journey across the prairies.
With blistered hands and sweaty brows, men have had to ignore tiredness and sleep deprivation 
The job just has to be done!
Yeap.........you've guessed it

I've not only gone and replaced the broken cat flap!

Way to go big guy! 

65 comments:

  1. A very He-Manly job indeed.

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  2. Flex those pecs, go on, you know you want to.

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  3. Well done, John. However, be careful, I was on my own for eight years and did all the little jobs, but prided myself on fixing AND extending wire on lampslChristmas lights etc., Then I met my hubby of the last 35 years. He took one look at the electric blanket and banned it (did not need it once I met him). As for the extensions, he said that until his name was on the top of my Will he would do all the fixing things. Hmmm Love Andie xxx

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  4. My Mr Him flexed his muscles cooking a roast. He decided he'd show psuedo son in law that preparing sprouts is manly at the same time.

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  5. Wow ... let me see those muscles again ? flex flex ....
    Very nice cat flap.

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  6. I'm handy too ... except when spiders are involved.

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  7. Sending you a virtual pat on the back..x

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  8. Very well done ..... but don't they just snap into position if you already had one there, and the hole is still in the door ... just saying ;-)

    I'm ducking as I type ... Lol !!

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  9. A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
    'Toffo'

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    1. Dammit. That should have been 'A man's gotta chew' - epic nostalgia fail :-/

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  10. a fine flap.
    now... if you can just keep her from chewing on the new chair.
    i once had a puppy who teethed on a chair a loveseat and a sofa.
    and...
    yes. she was totally worth all three heartless pieces of stuff and fluff.
    i miss her to this day.

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  11. Whenever I do any little bit of home improvement, no matter how minor, I always feel so CAPABLE.

    So I'm with you. I get it.

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  12. Us bitches just love all that he-man stuff! xo

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  13. Well done! I have a light fixture that needs hanging. If you are in the neighborhood,

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  14. Albert thanks you..x

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  15. Impressive job John. Perhaps you should launch a series of instructional DIY videos on YouTube. Trouble is, Mary is already looking at the new cat flap and thinking, "I like a challenge!"

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  16. Eleven out of ten that man for sheer effort.

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  17. Are there any significant road works near your home John? I need to know as the marching band I've hired to honour your achievement don't like standing about in traffic. Hehehe.

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    1. LOL !! the baton twirlers don't mind standing still so much though.

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    2. Still waiting for a reply from the Red Arrows too!

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  18. Did you strip your top off, showing your rippling pecs and hairy chest? Shame that there was no one there to swoon.

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  19. I'll bet it feels good to have that job done, what is next on the 'honey-do' list?

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  20. Yay ! You put it in the right way up too !!!

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  21. Hmmmmmmmmmm.... I must be a bloke then. You wouldn't know it to look at me.... ................I hope :-)

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  22. You are a true pioneer ;) (now, if I could only get my tongue out of my cheek, where it seems to have got itself stuck)!!

    You gave me such a good laugh on a Monday evening!

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  23. And Sue gave me another good laugh with her facetious comment ;)

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  24. Perfect! My cat needs one of those..

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  25. Your forefathers would be proud of you.

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  26. I don't have a cat so I have to ask: How do cats know about cat flaps? Do they regularly wander about banging their heads on doors and walls in case an opening appears, do they have to be trained or is there some instinct to finding trap doors? It's a mystery to me!

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    1. They just sort it out ..simples

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    2. My friend had a cat that would only use the cat flap tail first. It would wait for the other cats to rush through at the sound of spoon against tin, then walk carefully backwards through the flap.

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  27. I'm all for men doing home improvements. It means I don't have to. Nicely installed! Mary shouldn't be able to make a dent in that, eh?

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  28. It's the cave man instinct! X

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  29. Well done you! Did you happen to buy an extra one just in case?

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    1. No but i made sure the shop had an extra one

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  30. But women should be able to do all those things as well. Much more fun than hoovering the carpets, I'm sure.

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    1. Sometimes a man just has to act like aman

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    2. Indeed, John.

      It's no consolation: Nick doesn't get it. And I am not having a go at him. It's just a fact - he doesn't get it. There are people (like men) you'd take to the desert with you in search of an oasis, and there are people you not so much lose on the way as wish they'd go back home to the safety of their own backyard.

      U

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    3. Ursula... I was joking for fucks sake dnt be so serious

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  31. My ex could not use a hammer, so I am easily impressed.

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  32. You sir are quite the treasure. ;-)

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    1. Hum.....I have an old knackered chest and a few family jewels if thats what you mean?

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  33. The real deal. Albert will approve.

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  34. Oh! You are soooooo manly John!

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  35. What a man, what a man, what a mighty fine man.....

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  36. My dear John, you are a man after my own heart. And I say this as a woman. Don't be frightened.

    The trouble with cat flaps is that they don't hold their nerve (hinges) when cats (your own, and particularly strangers in hot pursuit) bolt through them. Many a standoff in the kitchen. Fleury always stood her ground. Bouncer (all eight kilograms of him and a broad shouldered), a gentle soul, just sat still till - like Henry Kissinger - I came to his rescue.

    It's strange, come to think of it: Dogs snarl or make that most frightful noise called "barking". Cats? They are musical/theatrical with the whole register of sound to fill a paperback dictionary.

    Oh do I miss the necessity of a cat flap.

    U

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  37. macho macho man
    you gotta be
    a macho man!

    nice work, john! hope mary won't destroy THIS one!

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  38. Please reassure us that there was nobody there to photograph your builder's bum poking over the sagging waistband as you bent down so low for that task... I may be too afraid to look in here for a few days. Did you stop midway for tea and biscuits and to wolf whistle at Auntie Glad as she passed? (Just wondering how authentic a tradesman you really are).

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  39. You are a man to worship and adore. Willy Dunne Wooters can't repair a thing.

    Love,
    Janie

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  40. So proud of you!

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  41. Nice work! I'm afraid to put a cat flap here because there are so many cats around these flats and I don't fancy coming home to a wrecked kitchen.

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  42. Ok John, who did you pay to install the flap? It looks like a professional job to me!! Does Albert use it?

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  43. just hope you managed to replace like with like...we had a job,replacing a cat flap.....with a hovering customer.....and it was a different shape,different screw placing...a nightmare!!

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  44. And once again, you have proven that wonders never cease...to wonder! :)

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  45. Wow. That is one very chic (er... I mean BUTCH, yeah BUTCH) cat flap!

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  46. Was waiting for you to burst into song....'Oh what a beautiful mornin''-like! Hope that flaps Mary-proof!

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