Wednesday, April 10, 2013
He Who Tries
Not too long ago I cut my bangs. Unlike Michelle O'Bama, it is just not that big of a deal. I was playing with scissors.
It is a change, though. Pretty obvious. My forehead was naked, now it has hair on it. Campers noticed. He Who is pretty much oblivious to his surroundings knew something was different, but was struggling to know exactly what it was. He looked at me for the longest time. I could see the wheels turning behind his eyes.
On the one hand he was patting himself on the back for noticing that something was different, but on the other hand he was starting to panic because he could not say what it was. Finally, he blurted out, "You colored your hair." He tries.
You recall the ceiling fan that had no light kit ..... then I found a light kit, but He Who lights up my life said the light kit I found would not work with the existing fan and the blades would not fit the other fan motor that went with the light kit. After trying to dismantle the wiring and failing he purchased another fan with a light kit .......
He proudly proclaimed that this fan had even longer blades. It didn't. So he made the old blades fit by drilling new holes (wouldn't that have worked with the absolutely free one I found languishing in the storage closet?). Deciding to try out his crafting skills, he painted the blades and the hardware they were connected to. Bright yellow.
In the end, after all was said and done, he had to use the existing fan and just add a light kit. This meant he had to take the blades off and put them back on the original hardware, leaving them with extra holes.
I had to leave for some reason. Things always happen in my absence. He got crafty. I suppose I should be flattered that he was thinking outside the box, since I have been steering him in that direction. But, he bought a new bucket for his project. The object is to NOT spend money, but use found items. But he was thinking, sort of like me. But I would never have left the price sticker on it. It is cute, but the light is not good. The bucket confines the ray of light and will not be sufficient to play cards. He really does try.