Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"It will take about 30 minutes"

We always find projects take longer that they should. Or that we estimated. It's our luck. But that's ok. Usually.

Back in April, our hot water heater burst. From the top. In the middle of the night. Did I mention is sits in the attic? The result was significant damage to the ceiling in the guest bathroom. We had already put a "remodel" of this bath on our to-do list. We just weren't ready to pull the trigger yet. But that's ok. We can work with it. After getting the ceiling fixed, we bought paint, crown molding, ceramic tiles, a new mirror, new light fixture and new accessories. Piece of cake. Hah!

We've painted, hung the molding, put the new accessories up, hung the mirror and were ready to change the light fixture. (We'll do the tile in a month or so.) Shouldn't take that long. We're handy people. Friends have seen all the work we've done and know we aren't afraid to tackle much. How bad can this be, right?

Well, pretty bad. When Jeff went to take the fixture off the wall we discovered the previous owners or builders SUPER GLUED one corner of the fixture. Is that normal? Super glue? Didn't use a toggle screw on that side. Oh no, why do it the right way when you can just glue the thing to the wall. I can't even begin to tell you how mad I was and still am. The idiocy of some people continues to astound me. It's not hard to do things the right way. Really.

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