When I got home from work yesterday, I had a plan.
I was going to install the big mirror in the front entryway. It’s been sitting there for a couple of years now. It actually doesn’t look too bad, because it fits the space perfectly, but it needs to be a bit higher on the wall. So I stopped at a building centre and picked up some heavy duty mirror holder clips with screws and drywall sinks and I was off to the races.
Or so I thought.
After a half hour of my effort there’s now a gouge in the wall exactly a foot and a half above the floor (I measured it well!) and the mirror is leaning against the front door where I left it. It turns out that it’s too heavy for me to lift up onto the bottom clips and hold while I affix the top ones. There’s no way I could finish this task on my own without seven years of bad luck and likely a bit of crying! Part of the fun of being somewhat handy on one’s own is being able to stand back later and admire one’s accomplishment. Instead, I’m leaving a bit of a mess for DB to clean up! I think I’ll stick to smaller jobs like painting baseboards and furniture from now on.