Men, we don’t get much, as far as holidays go – Father’s Day.
RUDE Boy is on a break away from his part-time employment for 6 weeks and has been doing some odd jobs. We cannot get enough of his fix-it acumen. I have let him know he has a wife not a life, and there is no rest. That there is time enough to rest when you are dead! Oh dear, I do hope you all get our Aussie humour and that there is a ‘u’ in humor.
These light fittings were both rescued from landfill. But the dish shaped retro 60s light fitting fits the decor better. The three pendant light fitting has been replaced. We just had a check on eBay and the retro 60s fitting was $40. Ours cost a couple of dollars. It still has the original brown Bakelite light globe holders.
The Vulcan hot water system that has been removed by RUDE Boy was 18 years old and rusted out. He sourced a secondhand Rheem 400 litre electric hot water service on eBay for $150. New, these systems are priced around $1,600. And then of course there is the plumber and electrician costs to add-on top of that. RUDE Boy doing this disruptive DIY has saved our household $1,800 or thereabouts.
Beat The Man and be disruptive, if safe to do so, and you can! Oh, and the hot shower was lovely.