Saturday, October 15, 2005

Where does the time go?

You may remember me mentioning my DIY mishap a couple of months ago when I thought decorating my downstairs loo would take about half a day but it actually took weeks. Well my memory must have failed me today. We have four or five paintings that we have been intending to hang since we bought the house but I have simply never got round to it. Ali normally goes for a run on a Saturday morning but because she is doing her sponsored run tomorrow she decided to just go for a swim. You can sponsor her by clicking here if you are feeling generous.

Anyway, I knew she would be away for a couple of hours so I thought I would surprise her by hanging the pictures. I had a drill, some screws and raw plugs, a tape measure and most importantly a spirit level so I was ready to rock. All I needed to do was make a few measurements to ensure that our pictures were level and centred and the jobs done. Of course I hadn't reckoned on our walls being made of titanium.

So two broken drill bits and one that literally melted red hot in the wall. Two trips to Homebase to buy replacement drill bits. Eventually the bloomin things are up. I expected it to take me until two when Ali got back from swimming. I actually finished just before 7. Exactly as predicted my mate Tony, DIY always takes three times longer than expected.

At least they are up now (This picture was painted by Ali's sister Niki who is a most excellent artist. Here is some of her stuff)

1 comment:

Darren said...

Meanwhile, I was cleaning out the u-bend under our kitchen sink, and then 'de-frosting' the freezer. A long overdue task, as some of the flaps wouldn't open any more due to the sheer bulk of ice. I know the normal method for de-frosting is to let nature (and room temperature) take it's course. But with a freezer full of food and just a couple of cool bags I couldn't afford to wait for the ice to melt. So, being very careful, I used a chisel and some kitchen utensils to hack away the ice. I filled up the washing-up bowl four times and created an ice mountain on the patio.

Sundays... love 'em, eh?