Thursday, January 12, 2012

everything but the kitchen cabinets

there i was, taking a plate out of the kitchen cabinet the other day, when i realized that something looked a little funny.

had there always been that gap at the top?

and was it just me or was the cabinet sort of leaning forward a little bit?

sure enough, upon further investigation i discovered that the whole cabinet had come disconnected from the wall, and it was hanging precariously, with all my dishes inside, just waiting to come crashing down entirely.

so out the dishes came, to live on my countertop for a few days. there's nothing like all your plates stacked on the countertop to make you realize you probably have too many.

when the repair guy showed up yesterday he said, "well, god's green earth, you don't see that very often."

seemed like a bad sign, but it looks like he did the trick with wood glue and a drill and something called a brad. i am a little wary of putting all my breakables back in there but, nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

the whole thing reminded me of this house where some college friends of mine lived, a classic college rental dump. we had a party there one time and when our friend frank went to open a cabinet, the door just came off right in his hand. his response:

"everything in here is a little... antique."

couldn't have said it better myself.

1 comment:

danniey said...

wow- thank goodness you noticed! that would have been so said if everything crashed down and broke. also, if it had happened in the middle of the night that would have been so scary!