Last weekend our plastic garden hose holder broke off the wall. The plastic garden hose holder was well worth the money we spent because we used it until the plastic became brittle. It did not help that I put too many garden hoses on the holder which shortened the life of the plastic garden hose holder. Last weekend my son and I installed a new Garden Hose Reel. This was a nice quick simple project for both me and my son to work on over a short weekend.
As with any home improvement project I always have to make multiple runs to the hardware store. This project was no exception. I knew I needed a masonry drill bit to complete the project, but when I went to get the bit I had broken the 3/8″ masonry drill bit needed to drill the anchors into the brick. So my son and I jumped in the truck and went to the hardware store to get the masonry drill bit needed to drill the anchors to hold the garden hose reel to the outer brick wall of the house. Since I was in a hurry of course I left my billfold at home and I had no way of purchasing the masonry drill bit. I had to go back to get it.
I pulled into the drive and my son jumped out of my truck ran into the house to get my billfold. He came running out of the front door down the driveway into the garage to get me a Mt Dew. Then like a bonehead I began to pull up to the garage so he did not have to run all the way back to the truck. With my 6″ lift on my truck I could not see the tools and brand new garden hose reel laying in the driveway. When I pulled forward I heard the crunch of the garden hose reel busting under my front tire.
With any project you do, especially with your children you will make good and not so good memories, that you wish everyone would forget. This boneheaded move is one that I wish we could forget but that probably won’t be likely, especially now that I have posted it on my blog.