A couple of months ago, I had to take almost all of the food out of one of my cabinets because it was pulling from the wall at the top and I didn’t want the whole thing to come tumbling to the ground. So for the last little bit, I’ve had a counter full of canned vegetables (mostly organic black beans for some strange reason). And I’ve asked a handful of people to come help me fix it.
As we all know, (if you’re impatient and) if you want something done, you’d better do it yourself. So, today, I decided, was the day, I would try my hand at a little carpentry, I mean, Carpenter was my maiden name, after all. I took the cabinet off the wall. Initially, I was going to go get a new cabinet, until I found out how much a cabinet cost, which was about $90 for an unfinished cabinet. And it’s not even a big cabinet! Then I would have had to paint it and then watch paint dry, which I am not good at, at all!!
So…….instead of buying a new cabinet with money I didn’t really have to spend, I just ended up fixing the old cabinet myself. The back panel was coming off some, so I took some small nails and nailed it back in place, then I went to Lowe’s and got some drywall anchors for the screws, but as it turned out, I only really needed one because the rest of the screws were in a stud. Long story short, I fixed the cabinet and I was able to put my food back in it and it is still currently hanging on the wall with no signs of falling off.
Who needs a handyman when you can be your own handyman? I’m not going to get too carried away with all this self sufficiency, but I do feel accomplished. And I will probably try to dig up a dead bush soon. I’ll keep you posted.