Early this evening, I was in my office, spinning (SOCK YARN), and things were relatively quiet. Which made me rather suspicious, since the husbeast and Goober were in the house somewhere.
Then I heard the husbeast say "There you go, get it on there, that's the way." followed by the familiar clicking noise of a socket wrench or ratcheting wrench.
It turned out to be a ratcheting wrench, and he and the Goober were out in the garage.
They were out there quite a while, turning bolts and hammering things. When it was time for dinner, the Goober was hauled inside, protesting all the way. She wanted to stay in the garage and "build". The husbeast was quite delighted by this obvious evidence of his DNA. (Though I'm not too bad at mechanics myself... I just don't think it's fun.)
He celebrated by coming inside and doing 'failure analysis' on my spinning wheel. (Engineering terms are so cheerful.) Basically, I wanted to know why it was making a clicking noise. He watched a while and told me to feed the yarn strand direction into the orifice, because the stress caused by feeding it in at an angle was causing the head to bounce up and down. I tried it, and it worked.
That's so annoying.