March 7, 2017
What a day! It began with a dental emergency, a broken cap. Fortunately it was just the cap, my tooth remained intact. So, I called my manager and told her what was going on, then had to wait until 7:00 am when my dentist's office began answering their phone. Denise told me to come on up, which I did. Tammy took an impression and I was done before 8:00 am.
When I got here, Leslie asked if I would "help" put together a small cabinet she'd bought for the front bathroom. In Leslie-ese, that translates to "will you put together this small cabinet?"
All the parts unpacked, all the hardware clearly labeled and in a safe place, I began gathering tools. I have a cordless Black & Decker screw driver that is an absolute marvel of modern science. I love this tool and actually look for reasons to use it. When I went to the tool drawer, the battery was dead and the charger was nowhere to be found. No problem, I have the groovy purple tools I won in the silent auction.
The instruction sheet and diagram left a lot to be desired, so I was basically flying by he seat of my pants. I managed to get it assembled and looking like the picture on the carton. It felt sturdy, and I made the mistake of patting myself on the back...then, it was time to install the hinges and doors on the front.
Four hours later, I was so disgusted that I put everything in the utility room and helped Leslie start decorating for Jasmine's birthday party. When that was finished I went to take a shower and clear my head a bit. Just as I got the shampoo in my hair and lathered up, the phone rang. Tammy had the new cap finished and if I could get there in the next few minutes, she'd put it on for me.
Back to the dentist, cap installed in record time, no pain, no tears, it was fantastic! I got here just as Curtis and the Birthday Girl arrived home from school. I began sweeping the floors and Leslie followed behind me with a damp mop. All was in order and looking pretty fine when the guests arrived. Josh went out to the garage to get some folding chairs for people to have a seat, and found the charger for my cordless screw driver.
After all the guests have left, the house put back in order, and the kids are in bed, I retrieve the cabinet from the utility room and try again. For some inexplicable reason, this time, the diagram made sense. I was able to install the hinges and mount the doors in less than ten minutes. I made Leslie and Josh oooh and aaaaah over it, and Josh promised he would hang it tomorrow morning.
Oh, and here is the obligatory kid picture spam -- Happy 10th Birthday, Princess Jasmine!