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.