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  1. Discover burned out microwave light

  2. Fuck around for two months

  3. Get screwdriver, remove light cover

  4. Remove burnt out light

  5. Discover no appropriate lightbulbs in house

  6. Order lightbulbs

  7. Leave light cover and screw on counter for four days

  8. Open package of ordered lights

  9. Install light

  10. Discover cover is greasy.

  11. Set screw down on gray and black granite counter

  12. Wash cover

  13. Put cover on light

  14. Cannot find screw

  15. Cannot find screw

  16. Cannot find screw

  17. Cannot find screw

  18. Go to toolshed, get thing of random screws

  19. Try similar size screws

  20. Find one that nearly fits

  21. Install light cover

  22. Take care of other household tasks

  23. Tell scott_lynch funny screw story when he gets up

  24. Sit down to tell internet funny screw story on laptop at kitchen counter

  25. Spot missing screw ten inches away on countertop



Yes, my counter needed cleaning. It was on the list. 

Date: 2017-01-04 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] graydon saunders (from livejournal.com)
My version of this involves dropping bicycle chain master link halves on the floor. I've found a really bright flashlight -- one of the "custom batteries; shuts off after two minutes because it is now hot" ilk of flashlight -- at a low angle is of immense use in finding small parts like this.

Date: 2017-01-05 12:10 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] batwrangler.livejournal.com
The CSI method of searching a room. :)

Date: 2017-01-05 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] internet-sampo.livejournal.com
At least you weren't injured. When I do repairs, my first -- very explicit -- priority is not to hurt myself.

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