Yesterday morning, before school, John helped me repair a screen.
Never mind that he’s just 10 years old. He’s been helping with little projects like these for years now.
(You’re welcome, John’s future wife!)
Help put away the breakfast dishes? Nah.
Got your backpack so you’re ready for the bus? Mom – I’ll get to it.
Help me repair a screen? Sure!
This little flat-nosed screwdriver worked perfectly for the job and it was easy for John to use.
The rubber sealant had a tendency to pop out in a few spots. so we cracked open our favorite handy resource for fixin’ stuff: sugru.
I usually order a supply of sugru from Amazon in either pitch black or snow white. If you keep them in the fridge, they can last up to six months. Think of it as an adhesive playdough that sets and turns to rubber overnight.
The pitch black worked great over the top of any troubled areas along the screen. Take that you rowdy sealant!
Then we realized we were missing one of these little clip thingy’s…
So, we improved with a paperclip and some more sugru.
First, we bent the paperclip to make a little handle.
Then, we snipped off the excess with a wire cutter.
And, using some more sugru we attached our new handle to the screen, like so….
Not especially beautiful or anything – but it’ll do the job.
Viola! Just like that- the screen was fixed… (and little John made it to the bus just in time!)