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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Taking a Dive

I was working at home Thursday morning, minding my own business, when:


My first thought was, “OMG, +E.J Hobbs just had something fall on him!” and was out of my seat and halfway up the stairs in a heartbeat.

“I’m OK,” he said. “I was just in here shaving…”

Mirror, mirror, on the floor,
Why’d you have to fall down for?
“It just came off the wall,” he said. If you look at the picture, you’ll see five black spots where the mirror was. They’re some kind of caulk, dried up and hard and not sticky at all. A line of silicone caulk at the bottom of the mirror, where it contacted the vanity, was the only thing holding it in place. No clips or anything else. Just another example of why FAR Manor was a bad idea.

“Oh well,” the wife said. “We” (that is, she and Daughter Dearest) “were talking about repainting the bathroom anyway. We also need to do something about the lighting.”

She had bought Daughter Dearest a mirror with a white frame a while back, that she isn’t using, and it’s just big enough to cover the black spots (the wallpaper underneath is dissolved, so chipping it off won’t solve anything). I found a cardboard box in the garage, and EJ used that to collect the shards. Since it’s a 3-day weekend in the US, maybe I’ll be able to hang the mirror today or tomorrow.


  1. This could have wound up a lot worse. Glad no one was hurt.

  2. That sounds like it was a shock. Glad no one was hurt!

  3. Glad no one was hurt!

  4. Looks like it's a handyman weekend - lucky no one was hurt by the crashing glass.

  5. I feel for you -- house things which are seriously not right but look and act as if they are scare the crap out of me. I swear it's really stuff like this that gives rise to poltergeist and haunted house stories.

  6. Eek! Good luck with your repairs!


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