05 December 2011

Stripping and Screwing

If I had a hammer,
I'd hammer in the morning,
I'd hammer in the evening,
All over this land,
~ “If I Had a Hammer” by Peter, Paul, and Mary

Tonight was supposed to be about me proving myself to all the haters who think a girl cannot be handy around the house.  I had detailed plans for building and hanging a shelf, then hanging a ventilation piece for my wall.  When I got home, I found a circular saw.  And the problems commenced.  Granted, I did saw what needed to be sawed, and the line was somewhat straight.  But when I attempted to screw the board to another board, things went very, very poorly.  I stripped several screws.  I almost whacked Ebie with flying wood shrapnel.  Grace was covered with sawdust.  I tried to hang the ventilation upside down and didn’t know how to attach it to the wall, so I gave up.  Then it took three of us to hang the shelf, and there are several extra holes in the wall, and I broke one of the coat pegs off.  I have a couple of bloody knuckles  and a sliver in my thumb. 

I will try again tomorrow.

PERSONAL NOTE:  I am sorry about the sawdust.

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