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.

8 comments:

luksky said...

Your hair looks nice! For years I wore my hair without bangs then one day several years ago cut me some bangs because I read an article that said older women should wear bangs because it softens the face and makes them look younger. It must have been true because after I cut mine EVERYONE told me how much younger I looked with my bangs..lol

Mamma has spoken said...

I like the bucket light kit! As for needing more light, maybe you ought to try 'hole punching' it.
http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Tin-Can-Lantern/step2/Punching-Holes-in-Tin-Can/

Joanne Noragon said...

Oh, Kathy. What would you do with a quiet life? We'd never hear from you.

Brian Miller said...

ha, i rather like the light with th bucket...but can def see where it would block the light as well...ah, good try he who...smiles...i need to go check my wife's hair real quick too...smiles.

Val said...

Like a craftsman's signature, the price tag declares your bucket light to be a work of He Who.

Kathy G said...

That new fan is truly a work of art, but that handle dangling down would drive me crazy!

Linda O'Connell said...

i like your full bangs, but I'd kick that bucket :) They DO try, don't they?

Meggie said...

Gom was never quite so inventive, but he did try! Well, yellow is one of my favourite colours...not sure about for the fan blades, but then again, once they are whirring they will look like the butter in that now-banned book, Little Black Sambo.