So I spent the ENTIRE day pulling weeds, clipping bushes, cleaning, and just generally trying to turn my yard into something semi acceptable. It took all day. I do mean ALL FRIGGIN DAY. It was dusk when I finally decided I had enough.
Saturday, a birthday party for my nephew. Which turned into an all day event.
Sunday was devoted to grocery shopping and cleaning the house.
(Bear with me I'm leading up to something here)
Yesterday was the big day.
I started with this.
And this. Sadly, per the instruction manual, I was unable to use my power drill. Oh well, there is always next time.
I think it probably took me an hour just to get this done. Someone who shall remain nameless...
Dejah Belit Jackson was SUPPOSED to come and help me but NNNNNOOOOO. I had to do this all alone.
See that white edge directly above this print? I put the shelf on backwards then I had to take it apart and fix it.This is why I have no business doing these sort of "projects".
I did this all by myself. I can't believe it. If someone who shall remain nameless
Dejah Jackson would have showed up, I could have finished in half the time. (I think)
Let's stop and take a moment to observe what a disorganized heathen I am. Can you believe this came out my old one? I can't. I'm still sort of shocked.
I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel by now. I am also getting very bored with the whole I-can-do-it-myself-independent-woman-who-needs-your-help-anyway syndrome.
Oh ye of little faith. Did you think I couldn't do it? Well I didn't think I could do it. As a matter of fact, this baby sat in my living room for a week before I was brave enough to attempt this. I did open the box once. When I saw the giant bag of screws, nails, and other metal thingys, I was so overwhelmed I put the bag of screws back in the box and didn't look at it again for a week.
It was worth it.
Eight hours later, it was worth it. Count them I said eight. As in one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
When I put my new 42 inch, LCD, flat screen TV on that baby, it was so worth it.
Now when I can't afford to go out, I will at least have my TV. Yes, I said eight hours for me to put that thing together. I will say that the instructions were some of the best instructions I have ever read. There were even "actual size" pictures of the various screws, which came in handy cuz I am mechanically challenged. Still wish I could have used my power drill.....sigh