Sunday, August 29, 2010

A tale of two cupboards!!

In order to tell this tale I need to travel back in time for a few days..... We are doing some renovations to our bathroom, replacing the old vanity unit and sink with a new one. I needed somewhere to put all that stuff that seems to gather under the sink sooo.....  i said...' lets buy one of those narrow pantry cupboards and well put it between the end of the bath and the wall', 'then i can transfer all the stuff into that while we do the changeover', easy right?? John measured the spot and knowing that  our local variety store sold them for a certain amount and thinking of the pennies, I had the bright idea that we could get one much cheaper if we looked around, off we went to the hardware store near where we live but that cupboard was much more expensive so we went to the one on the other side of town and that was much cheaper for the same thing, we bought one and went home. The next day John put the cupboard together and boy was it heavy and awkward but we got it inside to the bathroom to find that it was too wide to go into the spot. After  few thoughtful pauses and exclamations it got moved into my craft room for the time being so to speak . ( Didn't take me long to fill it with craft supplies ). Saturday came and off we went to our craft day, John went ot the variety store to measure up their cupboards and when i came home we went and bought one of theirs, problem solved??  NO!  I was just enjoying a nice cuppa when John came inside and said.. " there are no hinges or screws in the box'. A phone call later and we were back on the way to the shop to pick up the hinges etc.  On the way i said ' i take it  the shelves were in the box'? Deafening silence!! 'I'm not sure' he said, 'They must be' i said, 'was the box open'?? 'No'. 'well then, they must be in there'..   silence again.   Arriving at the shop the hinges were there waiting for us as promised so we headed home once again all the time wondering if we had shelves.. What do you think?? We got home and there were no shelves...  another phone call and back we went to the store with me wishing i'd kept my big mouth shut. When we arrived it was to find that we should have been given 2 boxes instead of one, the hinges and shelves were in a separate box. John put it all together and it fitted with room to spare. So now we have 2 cupboards instead of one and it cost us twice as much and petrol to boot but there is a bright side to all this... I now have a cupboard for my craft supplies and my room will be much tidier... Yeh  right!! Lol.... Just have to see the funny side or scream....

2 comments:

pattas said...

LOL sure Tina, what a day you have had.. Was that the power of positive thinking that won out in the end?
Pleased it was all sorted out:))

Teen2 said...

I'm not sure if what i was thinking could be termed "positive' Pat, Lol..:)) But i guss 'alls well that ends well' as they say. :))