Tuesday, June 23, 2009


My Tuesday started off ominously. Rushing around this morning, trying to get out the door on time (or as close to on time as possible), I was washing my hands and my engagement ring fell off. I screamed "NOOOOO! and slammed the tap shut. But, I wasn't fast enough and it disappeared down the drain. The LSH had left for work already, so I put a sign on the sink "DO NOT RUN WATER!" I called him and said "honey, I have a little job for you when you get home."
Now, the LSH is pretty handy around the house, meaning he is capable of doing his own home repairs and improvements; the problem is getting him to do them. But I had no doubt he'd be able to handle this emergency.
So, when he got home, he looked around his workshop, trying to find the best tool for the job and thank God, he had this:

Centuries old
Precious stone grabber

I recommend, if you don't own one, that you make a mad dash to your local Home Depot or, better yet, your neighborhood hardware store, as soon as possible. You just never know when you'll need one. If you don't know what to ask for, you can just print the photo below.


  1. Phew - I'm glad you'll be able to wear it again tomorrow! :)

  2. This made me laugh....and Im glad you got your ring back.

  3. Don't you hate it when your life mimics a sitcom? LOL!

  4. Don't you love it when guys prove their usefulness?

  5. It made me think of Lucy, when she takes apart the outdoor brick barbecue looking for her ring. So glad you got it back. I got to get me one of those fancy "stone-grabbing" tools!