As you all know, I'm an idiot. And a year or so ago I swore to take free classes at Lowe's to learn how to do basic stuff that every man should know how to do, so I would be less of an idiot. But since then I've decided that it's much better to learn how to do something, such as painting, installing wood floors or fitting cabinet liners, by just doing it. And when I say "by just doing it," I mean to just do it at your friend's house first before trying it at your own home.
When your friend has a new house, such as in the case of my buddy Matt, there's a lot of work to be done. Boxes have to be moved, beds have to be put together, and cabinets have to be lined. This is the perfect opportunity for you to "learn how to do stuff." Usually I'm not much help for anything other than picking up heavy boxes and hobbling with them along a hallway. But Sunday I was determined to earn my Helper Badge at Matt's house.
When my wife and I bought our house, my wife's dad and aunt came over to help. And boy, were they some help! They lined every single cabinet, drawer, nook and cranny with cabinet liners. It looked like a lot of work, so I slunk over into another room and hid in a dark corner until all of the work was done.
So with my friend Matt's house, I decided that I needed to at least get the experience of lining cabinets. Who knows when I'll need to do it in the future? You never know when your house will be too small for your family, and a new house means new cabinets to line.
At this time I would like to thank my father-in-law and aunt for their endless hours of lining cabinets that one fateful night in 2004. Lining cabinets blows. On the other hand, I didn't have to put beds together, I avoided assembling the gas grill, and I got out of moving furniture around in various rooms. So in a way, lining cabinets rocks!
I can't wait until I need to do something else around my own house so I can walk over to Matt's house and try it out there first. I love having friends as neighbors!
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