Sunday, February 27, 2011

Comedy of Errors


This is the cabinet that slides under my Robert's Sewing Desk - I LOVE it. It's made very well, on wheels and the 3 drawers are just right for a lot of my 'stuff', and I tell you it IS stuffed! The top is good for either a cutting mat or my small ironing board.

For the past year, that bottom drawer has not wanted to close the last 2 inches, so finally I decided it's time to solve that problem. I dragged out all the 'stuff' - I know there is fabric behind the drawer that became squished out of the stuffed drawer. But I can't get behind the drawer, space is too small, drawer doesn't come out, etc,. etc,. The back of the cabinet is there to STAY -- no screws.

OK, a wire coat hanger - they are getting hard to find. But it's too stiff, and didn't catch anything, and I barely could get it back out.

Next great idea -- a tube turner - you know that clever little wiry thing with the hook on the end. I wrangled that behind the drawer and ... dang it - I dropped it back there as well. 8-( (I wonder what it costs to replace one, these days?)

OK, next greatest idea, I have a small vacuum cleaner for small areas, that one hooks up to the big vacuum. That should do it. I was smart and did NOT put any fancy attachment on the hose head - didn't want THAT to get lost too. Fiddle, fiddle, uhhhh what the heck - the dang thing came unattached at the other end and now THAT's behind the drawer. Ain't no way that drawer even comes close to closing now. And to add insult to injury, I'm going to have to ask for help!

That cabinet is made well - I cannot find any way to open it. Finally decided to empty it ALL - you know, all the junk that we keep, 'just in case'. It ALL had to come out, all the threads, fortunatey the thread drawer was neat and in baskets. DH and I turned the cabinet upside down (it's HEAVY!) and finally found 4 large screws holding the bottom on. Out came those screws and voila, there is my black/white 'moo' cow fabric, a yard of smashed interfacing, my tube turner and the vacuum hose. 8-)) My Mother would say, "That's what you get for being so messy!"

17 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's very funny!

Lynn said...

So glad you found your cow fabric! We all have those things happen now and then. I would be surprised at how much I would find if I cleaned out my closets, etc.

Julie said...

That was the laugh I needed right before I went to bed. LOL Thanks and glad you found your stuff.

Exuberant Color said...

Too funny!

I don't know why they make those drawers that don't come out. I bought a small chest and thought I would take the drawers out to make it lighter to carry into my house, and lo and behold, they wouldn't come out.

LC said...

I've had it said about my studio that "a cow couldn't find her calf in there" but now I know what to do... just invite you over and maybe bring DH and you will find it for me!

Helen said...

I was just thinking what would happen if you turned it upside down. Now I know! Very funny story, than you.

Helen said...

Oops, I mean thank you.

Carol G said...

Glad it all worked out in the end. Thanks for starting my day with a chuckle.

~Joan said...

What a hoot! sounds like my life if you throw in an arm cramp just as you snagged the offensive item!

Chell said...

But the drawer closes, now. That is a great story!! Laughter is good for the soul!!

julieQ said...

hmmmm...that sounds like something I would do...LOL!!! Glad you got it fixed in the end!

SubeeSews said...

Oh Elaine,
You made me laugh out loud!
You are such a great writer.
I am right there beside you while you were trying all your tricks on that drawer.
But you did not give up. I have a three drawer wood chest on wheels that I bought with my sewing machine cabinet. And things do get behind those drawers!
XOXOO Subee
oh Funny! The word verification is "redidis" HA!

Tamara said...

Thanks for make me laugh. I have had those days too. Glad you got everything back. ;)

suz said...

too funny - Murphy was in your house that day! glad you were able to get it open.

Candace said...

Sounds like victory to me.

Muddling Through said...

Sounds like something(s) I would do. Do you think it's something to do with the name?

Tonya Ricucci said...

d'oh!!!