If you enjoy seeing my photos, you might be surprised to know I seldom print them. The Yosemite trip was different. It’s the most photogenic place I’ve ever seen.
As of today two 12×18″ prints from that trip are up. One hangs in the loft. The other directly opposite me in my office.
Let me look up. Yeah, there it is.
I come from a family with little mechanical skill. Picture hanging is at the far edge of our abilities.
Helaine and I measured, then placed the picture at the perfect height, centered on the wall. Hammer time.
The picture’s final resting place is not quite on center.
My second fixit chore took me to Home Depot, about five minutes away. I like Home Depot because they’re all knowledgeable about the entire store. How is that even possible?
After we moved to Irvine I attempted to install a towel hook next to the shower. Stud!
What is it with me and studs?
I was left with holes too large and too shallow. I’d tried everything, including Crazy Glue.
Like you haven’t!
Ribbed plastic anchors, the unfortunately named hardware item which sounds vaguely sexual, was my last attempt. It joined a long list of failures.
Today’s trip was to get something to fill the holes then solidify. The guy at Home Depot said, “No. Not with drywall”
Then he directed me to Hollow Door & Drywall Anchors. I never would have used them, because I didn’t know they existed!
Tonight a towel is hanging from its hook as are two shots of Yosemite. And I still have all ten fingers!
2 thoughts on “Call Me Mr. Fixit, Then Chuckle”
I’m a little confused. Unless they’re made of metal, hammering into a stud is a very good thing. It’s much stronger than drywall alone.
They make stud finders. You slide it over the wall, and it beeps when it hits a stud. I do not think they’re very expensive, but even if they are, it may be worth buying one.