This was one of the projects that should be so easy… and yet, it wasn’t.
Here’s the BEFORE (aka… 2 months ago):
and here was the PLAN:
So John put up the Column Jack (picture metal bar where the Column should go). Just like a car, this lifts the roof so that you can slip the column in and then take the bar out.
Only… our column didn’t go in and our bar didn’t come out…. for 4 weeks. Yep, we’re THOSE neighbors. Ya know, the ones with Barca Loungers and metal poles holding up their front porch.
Eventually, the columns were installed and we took the bar out. They were bare wood, so I set to painting them. Have I mentioned that I have very poor balance? Really, really bad.
As I was painting the column on the right, I slipped off the porch. So I reach out for the freshly painted column for support…
This is one of those slow motion moments when you can have lots of thoughts all at once… like:
“Huh, that column isn’t actually attached…"Unfortunately for you, I did not get a picture of this. Fortunately for me, I did not get a picture of this. But you can probably get the general idea.
"I’m definitely about to fall off this porch…"
"I wonder if anyone is driving by right now… THAT would be embarrassing."
"This could hurt…"
"Why is the column coming with me?"
"Umph" (me hitting the ground) "Umph" (column landing on me)
So then we had to get the columns reinstalled… and then John took over the painting.
I do need to give a big THANK YOU to my grandmother, E-moma. She was very concerned that our roof was going to fall down so she offered to pay for the columns. She’s wonderful like that and has completely spoiled me my entire life. I’m not complaining
On a completely unrelated note, my Mom’s Birthday is tomorrow.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!
I LOVE YOU.Happy St. Patty’s Day to everyone else! Any big, green plans over the weekend?