I have been a serious space cadet; so much so that I completely forgot that I had a doctor's appointment this morning until we were at a birthday party in the evening. I guess I'll have to call in and reschedule on Monday... Oh, also, I'll have to catch up on the bench =). They couldn't match my sample or tell me what color it was, but I think I can venture a pretty good guess after looking at the varieties.
I actually got brave and replaced the ceiling hook by myself! If you recall, our chandelier came crashing down amidst our birthday celebrations last week. This was the culprit:
First I unscrewed the old hook.
Next I got some pliers and unscrewed the old post. The bracket above will just be lost in the dark wilderness that is the attic I suppose.
Then I pulled out this heavier-duty bad-boy that I picked up last week.
After looking at the instructions, it seemed almost insulting to say that I needed John to help. So I just went ahead and did it.
To be honest, it made me a little nervous that it only had picture instructions, but when I took a look at the mechanism it made sense. Here is my handy hook!
And the chandelier, back where it belongs. I still need to pick up some electrical tape to fix the wiring before we can use it, but at least it's not half-sitting half-dangling on the table anymore!