June 8: Oh, Don’t Mind Her. She Just Has a Few Screws Loose, If You Know What I Mean! ;)

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Loose ScrewsBefore my husband and I married and bought our condo we moved to a new rental unit about once a year. Every time we began unpacking he teased me because I would keep a screwdriver in my pocket and tighten every screw I could find. We've lived in our home for three and a half years now. My husband thought I was cured because I have not been practicing my screw tightening ritual anymore.

A few weeks ago I sat at one of our bar stools and a screw fell to the floor.

I hadn't yet replaced it the next day when another fell out. I dutifully replaced both screws and tightened the rest on both of the bar stools, while thinking maybe my annual habit wasn't such a bad idea after all. I let the idea flutter by.

This morning it took me 15 minutes to hang my delicates to dry on the rack!

I thought I would hang them in about five and then get to work. As I pulled out the drying rack and unfolded it, guess what fell to the floor? Twenty-two tightened screws later and here I am, nine in the morning, ready to finish my work day so I can walk around my house this evening with my trusty screwdriver.




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Rainmaker
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

LOL   what is the saying....an ounce of prevention......LOL   glad you don't have any more loose screws right now ! LOL

Jun 08, 2011 04:29 AM #1
Rainer
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Molly Heyen
RE/MAX Premier Properties - Chicago, IL
Chicago City Estates

After tonight I won't! I'll have to add this to my Spring Cleaning list going forward.

Jun 08, 2011 04:38 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

A little screwy - but y not!!! Good luck tightening those screws!

Jun 08, 2011 06:30 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Molly, that is funny. That could be a full time job! lol I do keep one in the car just in case I encounter a loose screw. :)

Jun 08, 2011 12:22 PM #4
Rainer
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Molly Heyen
RE/MAX Premier Properties - Chicago, IL
Chicago City Estates

Thanks Marilyn and Yolanda. I view it as one of those too often overlooked home maintenance must-dos!

Jun 08, 2011 12:53 PM #5
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Molly Heyen
RE/MAX Premier Properties - Chicago, IL
Chicago City Estates

Here's an appropriate [very short] article for me to have stumbled upon today!

http://members.houselogic.com/articles/99-cent-store-solution-5-fix-stripped-screw/preview/

Jun 09, 2011 11:00 AM #6
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