A belated post I wrote before Christmas…. I’m not a very timely blogger, my first post for 2013 is a late one.
Christmas is a very stressful time of year.
Everything seems to speed up hysterically, rattling away towards (the usually anti-climactic) finish. House to be tidied, a variety of Christmas/Thanksgiving parties held in advance, secret Santa’s to be organised, presents worried about and hangovers to nurse.
The ex wanted my bubble-wrapped stack of framed drawings lying in the corner of the living tidied up and put away. Originally only 2 were to go up on the walls, eventually just to get them off the floor, 5 went up. Rather a win for me!
I optimistically thought I could manage this all myself. I mean, how hard can it be to drill a few holes and screw the paintings in? They were already prepped with mirror plates left over from when they came down from my end of year M.A. show.
I put up the living room one last Saturday.It took:
4 hours, 2 trips to the DIY store, 2 broken drills bits, and lots of shouting from my largely unhelpful helper.
Most of the shouting was:
“I told you to get a handy-man to do it!”
“You’re ruining my walls!”
“I don’t CARE!! Sort it out yourself!”
So I got a very nice handyman (Tony) to come in on Thursday morning and 8 paintings went up in an hour and a half.
He liked my paintings. I liked his good taste. Got to skip 2 hours of work in the morning.