Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I had two small projects I want to get done today. Number One was to hang a shelf/pot rack thing over our stove. Number Two was to find a piece of wood to top my sewing table with. The table originally had a machine that folded down into a hole in the top when you weren’t using it, but I couldn’t work the machine (very old, very broken) so I gave it away and bought a dirt cheap one from someone who was cleaning out their aunt-in-law’s attic. Problem: new machine is smaller than old, so it falls through the hole in the table instead of sitting tidily on top of it. Rather than figure out a way to cut a piece of wood to plug the hole, I just wanted to buy a piece of plywood, cut it to fit the top of the entire table and screw it down.

I went to home depot and bought a shelf and screw hooks to make the pot rack thing, and a half sheet of plywood for the table project.

At the counter, I dropped the screw hooks into the bottom of the cart and somehow, stupidly, reached my hand through a hole in the cart to retrieve them and got my hand stuck. It took the cashier holding the card steady while I yanked backwards on the trapped hand to get myself free.

Then, at home, I was all I-am-woman-hear-me-roar and I unloaded the plywood by myself.

Did you know it’s been an unusually windy spring?

The wind caught the plywood and before I knew what was happening, I was three houses down the block and barefoot, having lost my flip flops somewhere along the way.

I wrestled the plywood back to my house and through the door, then unloaded the shelf I bought.

Turns out it’s about 2 inches too long for the space.

I need to return it, but after the whole got-my-hand-stuck-in-the-cart thing, I can’t bear to go back to the store today. It’ll have to wait until tomorrow.


Julienne said...

That sucks, but the visual I have in my head of you getting blown out of your flip flops just put the biggest smile on my face, and I needed that.

Thanks for sharing!

NGS said...

I'm crying with laughter that your "two small projects" would be my to do list for a month! I think I need to do something about my productivity.

MOLLY said...

At least you attempted the projects - that's more than I would do! Too funny.