Please don’t think I’m complaining about Vince because I’m not. He gets a lot done around here. But, when I ask him to do something and I have to ask him several times, I sometimes just stop asking because I figure he doesn’t want to do it or he would have done it! Here’s how I look at it. If he says to me “I’d like chicken and dumplings soon”, then I fix it as soon as a chicken is defrosted . . like the next day. But he doesn’t do things that way. If he even had to ask me twice to do something, I’d feel terrible. There are times when he will say “Next time you go outside, get my sweater out of my car” and I go out and forget to do it but when there’s something he wants me to do like a meal or sew a ripped pocket or wash the slipcover on his chair . . I pretty much always remember.
I had ordered the hooks to put on the back of the frames. They came the day after I showed the framing on here. I told him the hooks arrived. He took them, looked at them and said “oh, they even sent the screws.” He put them down in the kitchen. A few days later, I said “I’ve got some towels to put down on the table if you want to put the hooks on the back of the frames.” He said something like “I can do that.” Didn’t happen.
After the second time of asking, I feel like I’m nagging. A day or so later, I said “What can I do to help you get those hooks in the frame?” He said “I don’t need any help – just so I know where all the frames are.” I showed him where they all were.
Yesterday morning, I thought . . I’m just going to learn to do it myself. I hate going through this every time I need a hook on the back of a frame. I marked the center of the frame, tried to screw in the screw. Vince asked me what I was doing and he said “You need to use a drill!” OK . . get me a drill, dang it! Nope . . I kept trying to screw them in and finally I asked “Do you have a girl drill?” He said “I’ll have to go find a drill.” Apparently it wasn’t easy to find and he didn’t find the one he wanted. He got one done – the one I had started. ONE! There are still two more sitting on the table waiting. I don’t want to go through this every time I finish something and need a hook on it.
I’m going to see if I can find a small drill, order it and keep it with my framing supplies.
The good news is . . I got one more piece up on the wall.
It looks crooked but it isn’t. I measured from the corner and used a small level to get it right. These two pieces are hung on nails that were left in the wall, obviously for much larger pieces but I left those nails til I get more things to hang and can decide exactly where I want each piece.
Anyone have any lightweight drill recommendations? 🙂