Sunday, 7 August 2022

A Good Philosophy!

 My friend T has a philosophy very much like that of both of my husbands;  it consists of one line, "Never throw anything away; it might come in useful"!

Of course it does help if you have more or less unlimited space.   With my farmer this was of course true.   With M, my first husband, it was not so true but he still tried to stand by it.This did mean that on occasions he came unstuck like the famous time when friends called to see my husband's instruments he made (he made early musical instruments) and when the friend asked to see in his shed he opened the door and my ironing board fell out.

But to return to friend T.   I have a drawer in my bedroom which has been irritating me because the bottom has been falling out of it.  As you know I have been tidying and  reviewing my files and had only one drawer left to do.   This I could not do so this morning, when friends T and S called, I asked T for his opinion on the drawer.   After close inspection he said something to the effect that, "I might have a piece of wood that might fit that - and after coffee off they went home."

He has just returned having found "just the piece" which has now been fitted in the bottom of the drawer, strengthened and all put together again perfectly.   Everything is back in the drawer, done, dusted and back to normal and when I tried to thank T he said that it was just the kind of thing he liked to spend his time doing.   That's the kind of friend one loves isn't it?   So thank you dear friend!!!

20 comments:

kjsutcliffe said...

What a lovely thing to do :)

Anonymous said...

You have such wonderful friends, Pat.

Rachel Phillips said...

Nice to have such a friend but, more to the point, did the stuff really need to go back in the drawer?

Melinda from Ontario said...

T is a wonderful friend. Both my husband and I lack skills when it comes to repairs. Even so, we watch YouTube videos on occasion which have helped us resolve the odd household problem. We are inordinately proud of ourselves when that happens.

JayCee said...

He proved his point.. everything comes in useful eventually!

Country Cottage said...

Having good friends is a wonderful gift.

Barbara Anne said...

We go by the same philosophy and currently have room but our sons hope we'll divest ourselves of a lot of it before we shuffle off this mortal coil so they don't have to deal with it!
How wonderful to have a woodworking friend like T to fix your drawer. I imagine it gave him great pleasure to help you as he might not have many chances to save the day for a friend now!

Hugs!

Ellen D. said...

You are lucky to have such fine friends, Pat!

Heather said...

What a lovely friend. I am sure he really meant it when he said it was the sort of thing he liked to do.

DUTA said...

No need to depend on friends or even on family members. Nowadays. Youtube tutorials teach you how to fix things around the house, and be independant.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes Rachel it really did. That now means all my business affairs filed, numbered in new files and sorted - I can do no more - it is up to my son to keep them in order now.

Susan said...

You have a wonderful circle of kind and generous friends. Carpentry and woodworking is a specialized skill especially when furniture is involved. T had the skill and materials required to fix your drawer. He seems a lovely man and friend.

Debby said...

Your post made me laugh. One of the kids sent a comic to my husband: a fake headline reading ' an uses woodscrap he has been saving since 1962!' The most amazing thing is that he knows where everything is, generally speaking.

Cro Magnon said...

T sounds like my kinda guy!

Rachel Phillips said...

I expect you will be maintaining the files as and when required whilst you are alive.

Librarian said...

My late husband was like that, too. I must admit there is still some of his stuff around, stuff I personally will never use or need, but have not had the heart to get rid of (yet).
I like to keep some things, too, and find they do indeed come in useful, for instance cardboard boxes that are in good shape, ribbons and nice wrapping paper. Why buy everything new when one can perfectly well recycle what's already there?

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

When we cleared out my mother's house we had an awful lot of stuff that came under the category of "that'll come in useful some day". Of course we threw it all out and now, when carrying out repairs, I frequently get stuck for the want of a particular "just the thing" which I no longer have.

Tom Stephenson said...

Nice yo hear you have finally sorted your drawers out, Weave.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Too right Rachel. When I had to go into hospital my son in his wisdom thought he would take everything round to his house in case there was a burglary. He hurriedly tippws it all into a suitase. Need I say more?
Loved it John. Isn't there a rhyme "For want of a nail"

Tasker Dunham said...

I never threw anything away either, until recently when I realised that if I don't do it now someone else will have to at some future time.