When it comes to home repairs I am a do it yourself type of guy, I can fix most things I attempt and the things I can’t, I usually don’t mess up too bad. I always read all the instructions and follow all the safety rules. Does this sound like one of those famous last words statements?
How many of you have ever used a kitchen chair to stand on rather than the stepladder that is just out in the garage? I can say that I have been guilty of this, I have changed light bulbs, installed ceiling fans, painted ceilings, and all other sorts of smart things, while standing on the kitchen chair Cindy said she would kill me for standing on, if she ever caught me again.
I found a rickety old kitchen chair discarded in the alley and brought it home, for the sole purpose of sitting on in my garage, actually it was easier to use this one rather than chance getting killed by Cindy, now that I think back I actually stored it right in front of my ladders.
Cindy caught me painting the ceiling while standing on this chair, she about blew a gasket thinking it one of her good chairs, I told her it was OK that I was using an old chair and it didn’t matter if I got paint on it, she told me if I fell and hurt myself that she was going to kill me.
My chair vanished somehow, not really sure where it went, kind of like my old orange recliner, the one I had when Cindy and I married, it kind of disappeared while I was at work one day, but this story is for another post.
The last ceiling fan I installed was in the bedroom, a safety conscious person will move the bed and bring in the step ladder, shut off the breaker, and have all your tools laid out and the box unpacked.
Cindy walks into the room and finds me balancing on the bed next to the ceiling fan box, screwdriver in my back pocket, black tape in my shirt pocket, wrestling with the wires from the dangling light fixture.
She shakes her head and says as she is walking out of the room, if you fall I am going to kill you. At least I wasn’t using one of her kitchen chairs, and I’m sure proud she didn’t flip that light switch.