Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Okay, so I was making tremendous progress cleaning my workshop the other day. Irv and I switched some dressers and I was transferring some things from a shelf that is high up on the wall, to the dresser.....when all of a sudden...one of the plastic containers came crashing down. I saw it coming and I quickly realized that the one on top of it was coming with it. I made a heroic effort to "catch" them, but failed miserably.

What a mess! One of the containers was full of beads and little jewelry findings and buttons and all kinds of little do dads that were so neatly sorted into all of the little separate bins in the little plastic container.

The other one was my sewing container. That one was filled with buttons, miscellaneous sewing notions and STRAIGHT PINS! When that one hit the table, it hit with such force that when it opened, the pins shot straight up in the air and flew all over the entire room...and I mean all over the entire room....even under the closet door...right into the closet!

I just stood there looking at it all. I wanted to cry, but I tried to laugh...even though it really wasn't very funny. I just kept repeating, "Are you kidding me?" "Are you kidding me?" There might have actually been another word in there between you.....and kidding as well. I don't remember. :)

Sadly no one answered to tell me it was all just a joke and that it really didn't just happen. So, I dragged my feet to the kitchen and got the broom, the dustpan and the little baby broom thing and headed back to see what I could do.

It took the broom, the dust pan and the little baby broom thing, plus the vacuum cleaner to find it all, but at last look I didn't see any stray beads, buttons or pins. To give you an idea how hard the things hit the table....there were straight pins sticking in the seat of my desk chair and in a shirt I had hanging over the back of the chair....not laying on them, but stuck in them.

I cleaned up the mess and decided to call it a day.


Lanyardlady said...

Don't you just love little domestic disasters? I've had many with containers of eeensy-weensy beads. Watch out for stray pins and be careful when you sit down!

Joan said...

Yup, I would have been done too. I'm supposed to paint a wall in noodle's room this week. I am seriously procrastinating!

PussDaddy said...

I cried for you.


Oklahoma Granny said...

My husband thinks straight pins are lethal weapons and they are all out to get him. LOL! Seriously, be very careful. One or two of those little buggers may be lying in wait for you.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

ouch! what a mess. don't go barefoot in there for awhile - and watch where you sit! would hate for a stray to end up someplace less than pleasant.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How vexing! I just swore for you. Awful.

Nancy said...

Oh, crud! What a mess. If that happened to me, I would have been tempted to walk out of the room and shut the door behind me. But then the mess wouldn't clean itself up, so I'd eventually have to do it. Sorry this happened!


Donna B said...

Oh, I HATE when that happens!! I'm glad you could clean it up in a day!

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