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October 18th, 2016 at 06:25 pm

When I got home from work today and checked the mail, I found a check for $23.41 from one of those settlement things - Linked in. Yay!

But then just as I was getting ready to go for a walk, I saw that I'd missed a call from DH. I called him back, and found out that my SIL might be needing a liver transplant!

She has had hepatitis for a long time, and drinks/smokes quite heavily. So .. it's not really shocking, just really sad. She's about 9 years older than DH. Frown

I haven't really spent that much time with her, but the few times we have, I like her. We just don't have much in common (other than loving my DH.)

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I stopped by Ace Hardware ($24) on the way home to pick up a drill bit and a stud finder. I needed the drill bit to put up the removable showerhead, and the stud finder so we can get the mirrors hung.

Our house doesn't have drywall, it has plaster. So we were told we had to do something with tape? whenever we hung anything.

I wanted to get the cat tree project finished tonight before DH came home, but couldn't figure out how to change out the drill bit (I'm going to be attaching it to the brick wall near the fireplace.) DH kind of told me Sunday night, but I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention.

Like I told DH, I've just not done projects like this. My brother or my dad always did them for me. Hanging pictures and screwing the table legs on are about the extent of my handiness (oh, fixing the toilet tank thing too!) (I was ecstatic when I figured out how to use the drill to unscrew a screw = you know, reverse direction? Big Grin )

7 Responses to “Good and Bad”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Do you know if your drill uses a chuck key? That is usually what loosens the drill bit. Although I'm not sure they are all made that way anymore! Maybe google your drill brand and see if there are instructions or a YouTube video.

    No idea on plaster walls. I'm sure they can crack if you pound right into them, so maybe just basic masking or painters tape which you then remove after the hole has been created. Again...google is likely your friend in this case too!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    CCF - DH said something about a chuck key I think! And painter's tape! I do need to do a bit of you tubing. Smile

  3. snafu Says:

    Adding my voice to others recommending watching more than one You Tube demo of hanging/install items of similar weight. Yest, once you've identified the exact point to hang something...[taking into account the 'drop,' use a small slice of masking tape/painter's tape to pre drill with a fine bit. Depending on the weight of mirror [s] you may want to insert an anchor to support the weight. The package explains and Ace Hardware staff are happy to explain.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sorry to hear about SIL!

  5. scottish girl Says:

    Sorry to hear about your SIL

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about sil...hope things work out.

    Research...fun and informative...gotta love Google and You Tube.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks all.

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