Today I tried to hang a shelf.
First, I marked the holes.
Then, I checked the marks with a level.
Next, I used the power drill to drill into the wall.
Then, I cursed our plaster walls as a tiny hole slowly crumbled into a small crater.
Moving on, I sunk a wall anchor.
Then, I carefully twisted in the first screw.
Next, I rechecked my level.
Then, I cursed again for while I was level, I needed to redo my 2nd and 3rd marks.
Plodding on, I drilled holes 2 and 3 and sunk a wall anchor for each.
Finally, I twisted in the 2nd and 3rd screws.
I was ready to hang the shelf . . .
Until I realized that I had not measured the distance from the screw to the corner of the wall or compared it to the distance between the screw holder and the corner of the wall.
Then, I cursed a really, really bad curse ( a doozy!).
The distance from the screw to the corner : 12 inches
The distance from the screw holder on the shelf to the corner : 16 inches
The distance from here to insanity . . . 0 inches!!
Agenda tomorrow: Have Paul cut the shelf so I do not have to remove the screws.