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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Friday, November 18, 2011

One jacket too many

Even though I am sick, even though I am retired... would that be "sick and retired?"... I am called upon by the Great Mistress of the House to perform a chore or two. Tuesday evening, while slouching on the recliners watching TV, Faye heard a loud noise. I was, of course, pretty much oblivious to that. I am pretty good at ignoring loud noises. It turned out that the board upon which sit the hooks upon which we hang the occasional coats and light jackets disconnected from the wall and fell to the floor... bringing the 10 to 12 pieces of clothing with them.

Being a quick responder, I dashed out on Thursday morning... oh, around 10 or so... to the local Lowe's to see if I could find a replacement. The plan was to purchase a matching buttonhook strip and put both up so that we had more hooks and less opportunity to overload them. Lowe's failed to have either matching ones or even two alike. (plan B was to buy two matching ones of a slightly different design) I was left with two options: buy what they had and ignore the lack of symmetry or drive over to the Home Depot or Wal-Mart to see if they had a matched pair. I am lazy so you can easily guess what option I took.

Coming home with the completely mismatched buttonhook strip, I carefully explained that no one would see the mismatch under the various coats and sweaters that we hang there. And proceeded to gather the tools needed to mount this odd couple on the wall of the hallway to the garage. This took some time because my tools often end up in various places in the garage and the master bedroom closet.

Once the tools were gathered (an assembly of screwdrivers, hammer, drill and drill bits plus a small level), it was a simple task to put the new strip and the old strip on the wall. It would have taken longer but I got lucky and didn't end up punching a big hole in the wall.

In hindsight, I don't think adding more hooks will have the desired affect. I think we will just hang even more jackets, sweaters, and coats in the hall.... until these strips also come loose.


Thechubbychatterbox said...

Why is it that whatever I need at these big home improvement places is never available when I need it? Our house has all these strange lights with weird little bulbs that need to be inserted without being touched. Oil from your fingers will burn them out. Whose stupid idea was this?

Douglas4517 said...

It's a conspiracy!