Debbie – participant at our Repair Café

Debbie with Jake fixing her wind chime

“I’ve been following the tool library on Facebook for months because I think it’s a great idea – I don’t like to throw anything out, if I can have it repaired. I’m not handy myself so I don’t have all the tools and I have limited space so I thought this would be a great place to bring something to get fixed and to get some more ideas. Today, I’m fixing an earring. It belonged to my grandmother and it’s gold-plated and sentimental. It’s been a challenge but these guys have so many ideas! The other thing I brought in was my wooden wind chime. It was weathered-out with the string, so we are re-roping it and drilling a bigger hole for that. I wouldn’t have thought of that and I wouldn’t have been able to think of how to put it back together again either. So these volunteers are wonderful. I’m on a mailing list and I’m definitely interested in all the events that they’ll be showcasing in the near future that I could participate in. You never know, maybe as a volunteer! I could be the greeter because I’m not handy haha!”