Seriously, this past weekend I had some real fun at K2W Workshops in Overland Park. I got to knock holes in stuff, and nobody told me I was doing it wrong. It totally rocked.
(Note to readers: This was a a review workshop. In other words: I didn't pay for it.)
Average Jane wields her drill.
I was really excited about the basic repair workshop, primarily because I was going to learn to patch holes in drywall. If you'll recall, I'm good at creating them.
Move along, now. Nothing to see here.
Totally not your high school shop class.
Next, they let us write on the walls behind us.
See that towel rod? I installed it, all by myself.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Next, we learned to repair holes in drywall.
Learning how to make the hole SQUARE.
Krista's patch looks awesome.
Julie demos the "California patch."
Some things you learn too late in life.
Next, we moved on to electricity. We learned to install a new switch, a new outlet, and a light fixture.
I must say, I was really good at this. Shockingly good.
Kelli also did a lovely job.
We finally finished by exploring the glory that is plumbing. Many disgusting stories followed, some of which involved dental floss.
Lunch was served, and the retail value for my instruction was $135.00. Beloved was all, "What? You didn't get any tools?" But I thought the class was worth the money and my time. To not have to call an electrician or plumber for every little thing is immensely worth it to me, and not everyone has my husband or my father at their disposal.
And honestly, even though I'm surrounded by handy males, I like to be able to do things MYSELF. I loved it. It was a long day, though -- if you can divide it up, you might try doing that. Divorce party? College graduation? Girls' Night Out? Go for it. I recommend.