Geek at the cool table, cool at the geek table. (aspiring2live) wrote,
Geek at the cool table, cool at the geek table.

It's all about perspective...

Yesterday, the sky fell.

Okay, so no one was injured, no major loss of property was involved, and the laptop survived, er, I mean was totally destroyed! Yesterday at about 3:45pm our living room ceiling, which has been cracking for awhile, and which I had shored up with a 2x4 brace, collapsed. It ain't pretty folks.

This is a 1951 plaster ceiling, folks. None of that wussy lightweight drywall stuff!

First, the section that fell.

The spot where it landed. Can you say, "Blown-in insulation?"

The lovely mantle.

The less-than-totally-successful shore-up job. Note saved TV and imminent danger.

My favorite couch is under here. Allie and I both frequently nap on this couch!
That small wooden table that you can see partially buried (that kind of looks like the
back of a chair) sitting right in front of the couch is where my laptop was sitting.

Pull up a chair and watch us clean...

Here I'll turn on a lamp for ya... uuuuuh, maybe not.

So, any guesses what I'll be doing for the next few WEEKS?

Lessons taken from this:

Lesson the first: No procrastination on important things like repair work, etc. Especially so I can sit on the couch and watch TV!! Yes, I've taken this event as a sign from a higher power (in my case, God).

Lesson the second: Don't use blow-in insulation!

Lesson the third: Perhaps the most important - Declutter!

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