Breaking Things

@just4him (92535)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 6, 2017 6:27pm CST
Okay, I finished the notifications and thought it would be a good time to get some pictures hung. I needed to get my white board on the wall so I can keep track of my writing goals. I was going to put the chime clock up that was my parents', but that isn't going to work as it needs to be oiled and I don't have any clock oil or know how to oil it, so it's in the closet. Then I wanted to hang a couple pictures near my desk. I have a problem with heights, even with a step ladder, which for the pictures next to and in front of my desk would have required me standing on my desk. I couldn't do it. I called my son. The first picture on the side went okay. He got it up where I wanted it. The second one, in front of me, not so much. He started pounding the nail in the wall and we heard a crash in the living room. What didn't break was amazing - the chimney from my oil lamp, though it was all in pieces, but the chimney didn't break the rest of it was metal. The lighthouse my son gave me for Christmas last year didn't break. I almost didn't find it. What did break - the porcelain rose my daughter got me for my birthday years ago, and a chunk off the well for my manger scene. I still need to clean up all the shards in the living room, but I'm going to wait for proper light tomorrow to do so. I'm very lucky nothing more broke. My son put the shelf back in place and I found a replacement rose that was my mother's and put it on the shelf to balance it out with the other on the opposite side of the wall. The picture shows what was. It's the shelf on the right. How was your day? Thanks for reading.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
7 Dec
My day was okay, I am just tired and did not do much today. Glad nothing else broke.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
So, am I. I'm glad you had a good day.
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@Ganma7 (2114)
7 Dec
If you are tired rest. Tomorrow is another day
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
@Ganma7 I got it taken care of this morning.
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@NJChicaa (29904)
• United States
7 Dec
My day was not so great. We are about to go out for dinner, drinks, and trivia.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
You did get to the showing for your cousin's wife? I'm sure that would make the day not so great. Enjoy your dinner, drinks, and trivia.
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@NJChicaa (29904)
• United States
7 Dec
@just4him Yes I did. I didn't mind that so much as all of the garbage at work today. That was much worse.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
@NJChicaa Ooo, that's not good.
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@jstory07 (58125)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Dec
Everything on the wall looks very nice,
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@Courtlynn (51353)
• United States
7 Dec
so sorry things fell and broke. Hope everything went fine today
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
Thanks. It went very good yesterday except for that incident. Today is also decent. Will be better now that I'm home.
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@Courtlynn (51353)
• United States
7 Dec
@just4him glad! Hope you have a great rest of your day
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
@Courtlynn It's been good, thanks.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
7 Dec
Mine was long and about to get longer. Going to go do some Christmas shopping because if I keep putting it off it'll never get done
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
I hope you got it done or started.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
7 Dec
@just4him I did.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
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@TRBRocks420 (62431)
• Banks, Oregon
7 Dec
Sorry to hear something broke and things have been good here.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
Thank you. I'm glad things are good there.
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@DianneN (59975)
• United States
7 Dec
Oh, no! I'm so sorry. You are lucky nothing more broke. Be careful not to go barefoot there!!! You already know about my day and evening. lol
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
I got it all cleaned up this morning before I went swimming. Yes, I was lucky nothing more broke, including the TV.
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@kobesbuddy (19737)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Dec
I did almost the exact same thing, hanging a picture in our office. A chimney of a lamp fell to the floor and broke into about a hundred pieces! I forgot, while pounding with a hammer on one wall, it shakes things on the other side!:( I'm sorry your rose got broken, it was definitely an accident, though:(
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
Yes it was. I don't know if you can see it, but on the secretary there is the rose I put on the shelf to take the place of the one that broke.
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@kobesbuddy (19737)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Dec
@just4him When my father had an old depot clock, he showed me how to oil it. There was a small cup inside, that he filled with clock oil, then placed an absorbent piece of gauze in the oil. As it sat inside the clock, those fumes would always keep his clock oiled properly. At times, he had to add more oil, into the cup, because it evaporated.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
@kobesbuddy I didn't see anything like that. So I've put it away. I was hoping to be able to hang it on the wall. Oh well.
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@tammys85 (8676)
• United States
8 Dec
I'm sorry your porcelain rose broke. :( Everything looks great though! :)
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
That's last year's Christmas. I haven't taken any Christmas pictures yet, except for the tree when I finished decorating it.
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@tammys85 (8676)
• United States
12 Dec
@just4him Oooh, sorry! Are you posting the pics? I should probably check and see if you did first lol. We finally got our tree up, so I should do the same at some point.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Dec
@tammys85 I did post a pic of the tree, but I don't know what post it's on.
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@Hannihar (13114)
7 Dec
Doesn't sound like you had much fun. Glad you found another rose to put up instead of the broken one.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
It wasn't, but it got taken care of. I was glad I had an alternate one as well. Thank you.
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@Hannihar (13114)
8 Dec
@just4him You are welcome Valerie and that was good that you did have another one.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
@Hannihar Thank you, yes it was.
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@Ganma7 (2114)
7 Dec
Sorry you had so many issues. The wall and room looks great. Be careful tomorrow cleaning up and don't get cut
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
All taken care of, no cuts. Thanks. I only have one more picture to hang and that goes in the living room behind the tree on the outside wall. I'll put that one up when I take the tree down. That one won't cause any problems.
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@Ganma7 (2114)
7 Dec
@just4him so happy to read this. Glad it went well. Lovely looking room. Be careful please.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
@Ganma7 I am being careful, thank you.
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@sallypup (22104)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Dec
Its hard to nail things into a wall. I'm sorry for what broke then the big mess that you had to clean up.
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@sallypup (22104)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Dec
@just4him Sometimes those chimneys are hard to find. I hope you do discover a match for the lamp.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
@sallypup So do I.
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@shivamani10 (10819)
• Hyderabad, India
7 Dec
I generally go out and dine at the nicest restaurant.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
Sounds like a wonderful plan.
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@shivamani10 (10819)
• Hyderabad, India
7 Dec
@just4him Really, a good plan.
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@celticeagle (114537)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Dec
Oh, what a bummer. Good that much more didn't break.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
Yes, it was good nothing more broke, but it very well could have.
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@celticeagle (114537)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Dec
@just4him .....Yes, it could have.
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• Philippines
7 Dec
Been busy at mylotting and also doing other stuff online.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
It's good to keep busy.
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• United States
7 Dec
Sorry you're stuff broke, but I'm glad it wasn't worse.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
Thank you. So am I.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
Oh dear! What a shame. I guess it is a blessing that nothing else broke.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
Yes, it is a blessing.
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@rina110383 (23692)
7 Dec
Been a busy Thursday here at work. Can't wait for Friday afternoon.
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
I hope Friday hurries and gets there for you.
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@Daelii (2160)
• United States
7 Dec
I'm sorry the rose broke but happy the rest of the items mostly made it! Today was a great day. I'm sore and ready for bed. I'm hoping if I wait a little longer I can sleep through the night and get more rest!
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
I hope you did get a good night's sleep last night.
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