We have a family philosophy in ‘The Mad Shanks Residence’, if a something does the job ‘well enough’, it’s fine! Hence the blog about using nutcrackers as pliers, hammer etc…the best multi tool ever invented and apparently a real ‘female’ tool to use for the above.
The eternal household hunt for the ‘proper tool for the job’ continues unabated, the tool box is full of useless and very bizarre objects that have an indeterminate purpose in life but never suitable for the actual job in hand. Goodness only knows where all of the actual screwdrivers, hammers etc…that I seem to have to purchase over and over again end up, the house is, indeed, a black hole!
My children have been known to ask me if the ‘hammer drill’ actually doubles as a hammer!
Having found a single key in a sink full of water yesterday (no, I have no idea what it was doing in there), and a random, single Weetabix in the fridge (no bowl!), I am now immune to asking the question ‘why’, there really is no point, nothing equates to ‘strange’ in our house any longer!
Still puzzling slightly over the key in the sink I wandered into the sitting room to find Osborn cutting his finger nails, a normal enough task, although I would prefer he did it in his bedroom, but still nothing strange. That is, until I peered more closely at the implement he was using. Nail scissors? Don’t be daft! He was using the cutters on a multi tool that was complete with hammer. (photographic evidence below!)
In his own words, Osborn said “They do the job!”
Various people wander in and out of our house, some stick around, and, for others, it’s just too weird and they never come back! I think I’ve become so used to the weird happenings that it all seems perfectly normal to me now! Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I think probably good, if I ever had the desire to live in a house that resembled the pictures in Good Housekeeping I would be well and truly ‘screwed’, so I think a brief shrug of the shoulders is the best way forward!
Long live weirdness I say.