Monday, November 8, 2010

Hello from Mr. Fix-It

I thought I would take an opportunity to take a break from my projects and get started on this blog. Plus, it gives me a good reason to sit on the couch and watch some Football. I'll be pulling for Mike Wallace to have a good game and the Bengals to put some points on the board. While we are talking about it, a little background: I am having a rough Fantasy Football Season this year. Starting out 1-7. Fortunately some of the other things going on in my life have been a bit more successful. A little over a year ago my now wife and I purchased our own little place to call home. It is a fairly standard 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, condo in Chicago. I was quite impressed with Mrs. Fix-It's idea to write a blog titled "The Fix-Its" being it is very appropriate. With some luck I can entertain you with experiences as I fumble through things and educate you when I get lucky and do something right.

A disclaimer: I am far from a professional anything. I take that back. I am a Professional Electrical Engineer and that has little bearing on anything I will likely share on this blog. Seriously though, I like to think I am an expert and might try to sound like one, but I recommend if you like my ideas you add your own research.

You likely are coming across this post since you followed my wife through her Weddingbee journey. I am not sure what you know about her or what she told you about me. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago in a tight knit neighborhood. I have always had a knack for building things and understanding how things work. My grandfather got me hooked on electronics and my dad always included me in projects around the house, the car, and his job. Growing up as I did, I always felt I can do things myself and I hate spending money on things I don't have to. Am I a little cheap? I'd like to say I have my own idea of what things are worth.

Some things I look forward to talking about are:
1) Our Windows Media Center System and the mystery that is home networking.
2) Our Fireplace surround.
3) The things you can find when you open the walls.
4) Our kitchen project.
5) Closets - my new day job.
6) The camera. Don't worry babe, I will fix it.

I am winning FFB right now by half a point so I am going to quit while I am ahead.

Take care,
-Mr. Fix-It


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