Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I am so behind!

My living room is still torn up and because of the new arrangement, I'm going to have to get a power strip thingy so I can turn off the light with the switch instead of climbing behind a chair and pulling the plug in and out of the wall every single time I want the light on or off. Yes, that is exactly what I will call it when I go into Home Depot "power strip thingy" and chances are, they will know exactly what I'm talking about.

I am borrowing wire cutters so I don't need to purchase them too. But with the rain, I now have ants in the pantry (which is now empty and all of the food is in boxes). Home Depot has a poison free spray that intimidates them and I cannot find the entry point so what a mess!!!!

AND the boy said he was going to fall yesterday and grabbed the towel bar in the nice "new" bathroom and it broke. How can you almost fall in a room with less than 2 sq feet of standing room???? I'm not upset, just bewildered.

I get to figure out this other thing that the boy's girlfriend's dad gave me for the screws. It's a white plastic hollow screw. I "think" I somehow drill that into the wall and then drill in the screw. I am guessing it makes the screw in the drywall more secure? I have never dealt with any of this and I am positive he is laughing because I have no idea what I am doing and he is a professional and gave the the white things just to confuse me even more. And how do I get it all out when I move?

I am SO out of my comfort zone. Can you tell?

This weekend, I am starting my garden. This year it is my "random"garden. What is a random garden you ask? Basically, anytime the girl or I see interesting seeds or starter plants, we will prepare them and then plant them. No careful planning this time, lots of crowding. We just want it to be filled with lots of flowers and get butterfly visitors. If I can find some really cheap large pots, we will grown vegetables in them the third week in February. I can't wait to have bouquets of flowers!

6 comments:

Scott said...

You are correct, those plastic thingies are for the drywall, makes for a much more secure attachment. Don't drill the holes too big or else they won't stay in. You want them to go in snug, you may have to tap on it with a hammer to get the plastic thing to fit in, snug and secure.

Have fun!

Scott said...

To clarify my comment, you first drill a hole in the wall. Then tap in the white plastic insert. Last, attach using the screw in the white plastic insert.

A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

Oh thank you! I'm going to try it out in the next hour. It should make for an interesting afternoon.

:D

A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

Oh thank you! I'm going to try it out in the next hour. It should make for an interesting afternoon.

:D

TED VELVET said...

i might be wrong but if the white thing is tapered like a screw, then it's not a molly bolt that expands when you tap it in, so you actually want to screw it in but a guide hole with a drill bit will make starting easier.ask a dude at home depot

A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

Thanks Ted! I do everything with a huge leap of faith and lots of enthusiasim. So I hung the line and didn't bother with the white things. Why wouldn't it stay up?