Ok – so as most of you know I have picked up the woodworking bug, and a big thanks to a special someone – I have recently grown with power tools! I love the tools and the more I get the more I woodwork… it has become a nightly thing that I enjoy. Until last night!
So here is how the night went:
I left work around 8…
Stop at the local Home Depot – needed glue, and something to clean the stainer off my favorite paint brush – any suggestions? I almost bought a new paint brush! – But the trip wasn’t a total waste – I got a 36”x40” mirror for $4.80!!! GREAT BUY! – Gotta make the frame – not to worry – I now have all the tools!
So… I get home around 9 – search for a parking space… no luck! Parked 5 blocks from my apartment.
I walked to my front door, looking for keys, my hands are full of stuff, mirror is in hand! I can’t find my keys – so I unload… Mirror starts to slip! I drop everything else – catch the mirror – broke my light bulbs – but saved the mirror! set it down carefully – grab huge unpractical bottomless purse search for keys again – no luck – it dawns on me the keys were not in my hand when I got the mirror – so I franticly truck it back to the jeep – looking as I go just in case – nope – keys are no were – I freak out – look in inside the jeep – go to the back – wouldn’t you know it – they are stuck in the tailgate! Half in half out – what sucks is the part I needed to unlock was inside – CRAP RIGHT!
I get my house key off – go back to my house – move everything inside – get my spare – go to back to the truck – get my other keys, go back to the apartment – sit down and sigh!
After I relax a second – I see the mirror happy that it survived… so I pull out all of my tools start measuring the mirror to make the frame… the tape snaps and hits the mirrors corner – chips the corner – not that big of a deal – I can cover that up – I was planning on making a support grove anyways…
Measured 3 times, cut the wood, glue it, and clamped it, set it out to dry.
I then realize that it is 1am – I have to be up at 5 am to get to work on time – so I debate – stay up until time to go and play or go to bed…
I opt to take a shower and go to bed… so I do that.
When I come out my sister in law is home – she is tossing my frame inside – I ask what she was doing – apparently it touched her as she was walking in the door and she freaked out and hit it – it is now in 3 pieces..
I sigh – go laid down – turn on a rerun of “this old house” and relax… what do you know – they are building a frame.. I sigh again – then laugh at the ironic humor seeing that I missed a few steps!
Tonight is fixit night!
-- Martina, Houston, TX