There is really very little more annoying than the broken goods that seem to accumulate in one’s home, all too quickly.
You don’t want to get rid of your ripped duvet cover or risk ripping it more, so you shove it into that dark corner of the linen closet. And that broken toaster? Well maybe there’s hope for it yet, you think, as you shove it into the back of the cupboard.
There is hope, there really is!
Just bring your broken thing-a-majig to Collins Hall on October 21 and let the island’s tinkerers have a go at repairing it.
At a previous Fix-It-Fair, Steve Frazer repaired a 34-year-old waffle iron. Reed Bement, with the assistance of his sons, repaired a VHS player of almost the same age.
Both will be there, alongside electronics whiz David Wrinch and Deanna Adams, who will be bringing her sewing machine.
Going out of your way to attend this event may save you money, and it may divert items from the waste stream (or that pile of junk in your hallway).
Worst case scenario for the event is that you get to rub shoulders with some of the island’s handiest people, acquire some insight into what makes our stuff tick and learn a few things about fixing yourself.
Your broken stuff is really not very fun but fixing it can be.
So gather what you’ve got, and mark October 21 on your calendar as a day to not be missed!