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It’s not that hard to create a Monster

All I wanted was a simple little box of safety pins.

Chunk was in heaven.  She jumped into empty boxes and peered at me through the flaps.  She batted ACCO clips off the bed and onto the floor.  She chewed rubber bands and tried to eat some Scotch tape (not good, the cat eating tape).  Murphy came to the doorway, took one look, got the “Oh, Crap, she’s on a mission” look and disappeared until after dinner.  Every male in my household has perfected both the look and the disappearance.  The words hubs dreads more than any are, “Hey…I was thinking about that (door) (deck) (light bulb)…”

Years ago I decided we needed a medicine cabinet in our bathroom.  I found one at Lowe’s for $29.  Simple enough.  You cut a hole as deep as the cabinet, shove the cabinet in the hole, and tighten the brackets.  No plumbing, no electricity, easy.  Except there was a big wire in the wall that apparently had a major role to play in providing power to one half of the house.  Did you know that electricians charge you like, triple time on Saturdays?  What the heck?  No one accidentally severs a little wire in the wall on weekends?  When do you think most people are doing those stupid fix up jobs?  9am on Tuesday??  I don’t think so.  So, the cabinet ended up costing closer to $229.  Then I didn’t like it after it was in.  Every time I opened it something fell out.  Stupid cabinet.

No one around here ever seems happy when I get an idea.  How did I know that the bookshelf was actually an inch larger than the ceiling on the stairway?  Who walks around measuring ceilings?  “Dude, what are you doing this weekend?  Wanna hang by the pool?”  “No, man, I can’t, I wanna measure all my ceilings.”

Why else does Lowe’s carry all that wall patching stuff?  I’m the only one buying it?  I don’t think so.

Those damn boxes of safety pins are smaller than you would think.  And it appears they tend to move around in the dark.  Where I thought the pins were, they weren’t.  Repeatedly.

Several hours later, voilà!  Pretty, huh?  A place for everything, everything in its place, to quote Ben Franklin and Winnie T. Pooh.

Ahhh, oops….talk to you later.

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8 thoughts on “It’s not that hard to create a Monster

  1. Lol…the way to make sure everyone disappears around here is to say, “Could you come over and help me with a little project?” Guarantees I won’t hear from ANYONE for weeks….months even….until they are sure I gave up and did it myself…

  2. Hahaha! The kids clear out when I say that people are coming over for dinner/a party/ a glass of wine… it means I will go into a cleaning frenzy (the house not being friend-ready at all times). They know I will ask for help. ; )

  3. Hey Terrilee, I’m just a little worried about that shelf in your closet; it is definitely a little on the droopy side! Those pins must weigh really heavy!
    Time for another project “Operation fit a new shelf in the closet!” I can hear your hubs footsteps now as they disappear into the distance!

    • You have an excellent point, and one I had not considered until you mentioned it. It’s probably apparent that I am the one that put that shelf up. If hubs had bowed to pressure and put it up, it would have taken an entire day, three trips to Lowe’s, and at least one Fbomb (which he only drops when doing projects). Then if a tornado then hit our house the shelf would be the only thing remaining, intact with 12″ super heavy duty screws every 2″. He hung a picture once. I finally had to pull the entire thing out, leaving a gaping hole. He’d screwed it into a stud with a 4″ screw. It was a 9×12 photo.

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