After a few DIY successes my manliness rating was on the up, but in the space of a few days it's hit a all time low.
1. decorating the dining room (luckily no carpet/flooring down). Stood on a step to paint the ceiling, I step down to put more paint in the roller tray and hear a load thud/crack. Turns out I'd trodden on the tin of paint, which I'd only rested the lid back on to. Sprayed paint everywhere. Not only that, but they're not really tins any more, they're plastic tubs. After wiping up the mess I realised more paint was coming from somewhere..... yes I'd manage to crack the tub and paint was dripping everywhere.
2. Yesterday I was just tidying up some bushes in the front garden with the hedge cutter when I noticed a cable.... only I noticed it too late and had cut right through it. Yes that'll be the cable running round the outside of the house (but not tacked to the wall for some reason) that takes the internet connection from the Virgin Media box and round to the office where the router is.
Still at least these incidents has taken a few things off my things to do list set by the OH.