What the?! - Baby Steps in High Heels

Friday, May 28, 2010

What the?!

I generally think that I’m a resourceful person. I’m not super handy, but I can hang pictures, assemble baby ‘stuff’ (e.g., bouncer, swing, etc) while sick/pregnant, etc. I’m educated. I have a decent amount of common sense. Sooo ….. why can’t I seem to figure out the dang cabinet door locks?! What the?! It doesn’t look complicated. It seems to be a fairly straight forward task.

But, I’m at a complete loss! I managed to get a total of 6 brackets and 6 hooks pseudo-attached. I say ‘pseudo’ because … well, I think I’m going to need Husband’s muscles and elbow grease to fully secure the screws.

Seriously, people, what am I doing wrong? It takes every effort I have to even keep one of those tiny screws in my fingers. I can’t seem to get either the electric or manual screwdriver to work for me. It took about an hour to attach the ones I’ve already completed. Problem is … while I love, love, love my huge kitchen, I still have about 85 cabinets to go! I’m barely a fraction of the way through and I have calluses on my fingers! I’m also pretty sure I’m going to need an arm massage. There was a near miss with a screwdriver and the palm of my hand, too. No blood, though!

On that note, I think I’m ready for this holiday weekend! Hope everyone has a fun and relaxing time with family and friends!

NOTE: I'm ALMOST at $100 for Mission Monkey! I'm not sure of the exact count, but it's somewhere in the $90s. Comment, follow, or match ... now through Monday!


  1. I get frustrated with that sort of thing and give up!

    Way to go on raising money for Monkey!

  2. There are somethings better left to our significant other :D

  3. Hilarious! Props for trying. I didn't even attempt...I just handed it all over to my hubs so he could do it. BTW-I e-mailed you about Macaroni Kid. I signed up this week! Thanks for the info. I am now part of the MK family...over here in Greenville, SC!

  4. I love putting things together but I think that job would drive me nuts! Good luck!

    Awesome job at raising money for Monkey!

  5. Ours are still waiting to be attached after the first attempt!

  6. oh, I hate my husband's drill to use as a screwdriver. I always seem to mess up either the wall or the screw!