2011年12月8日木曜日

no chance

I am not really known for my DIY skills.

At all.

But I wanted to set up the indoor plant shelving myself as K is really overworked and under the weather at the moment and doesn't really need to be building a mini greenhouse kit to house my friend S's plants that I'm plant sitting.

So, I got the pieces out of the box.

I got the instructions out.

I started putting stuff together.

I re-checked the instructions.

They were talking about screws and washers and nuts.

I re-checked the box.

Nope. We definitely didn't have screws or washers or nuts.

I told K the problem and he said we should go look for something to use instead as it would be a hassle dismantling and re-boxing and returning our greenhouse for eight screws.

Now, I might not be good at DIY but I used to work at a big hardware store and I know how stuff works. I promised him that a receipt was all we would need as the product we bought was the store's home brand and they would just steal a screw kit from a different box.

I also suggested that we take in the mystery wire that was in the box but that wasn't mentioned anywhere in the instructions.

So, off to the hardware store and indeed they opened up a new kit and gave us the screws no problem. When I puled out the mystery wire and showed the guy at the service counter he looked confused and then turned over the instruction sheet and pointed out where the wire was quite clearly explained.

So, how did K and I both miss that?


Well, that's the store's instruction sheet side 2 at the top. And our original version at the bottom.

Oops.

so, the fact that it took me three days to put together a simple wire shelving unit? Less than stellar DIY skills sure.

But what chance did I have without the screws and half the instructions?

No chance!



1 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

I hope that K gets some rest, he really does work quite hard. And I hope he starts to feel better real soon.

Smart of you to go back and get the missing screws from the DIY. And half the directions to boot (no fair they didn't put those in your box to begin with). I'm horrible at building things like that. ; )