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I’ve always said I am not handy. I am not good at building things and I am not visual. So when we got moved into the new place, I had to get some kind of storage for the bathroom. There isn’t even a medicine cabinet. I bought an over-the-toilet shelving unit. Not a big deal, right? Until I realized that I was going to have to put it together.

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See that piece of paper? That’s the directions, only there aren’t any words (which is how I do things/learn things: I read it and then I process it), only pictures. I really don’t do pictures, but I realized I had no choice. My handy brother is currently 2,000 miles away.

I managed to get the bottom half put together and then I realized that it wouldn’t go over the toilet because there is a stabilizing bar near the bottom. And that bar doesn’t bend to go around the toilet. Awesome. So I took it apart and put it back together, while trying to wedge myself between the toilet and the wall.

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It wasn’t as much fun as it looks. Also, my electric screwdriver didn’t have a good charge, so I had to keep stopping to plug it back in – and no, of course the cord didn’t reach so that I could just use it while it was plugged in. That would have been way too easy.

I stopped in the middle and told Facebook that I needed a drink, at which point, my sister JR begged me to drink 2 or 3 drinks and film myself building the stupid thing. This was my response:

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After much cursing,several FB conversations which consisted of my siblings mocking me, and two and a half hours later, I took this picture:

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I’m pretty proud of myself. Then Kansas lost in the Final Four, so that made the entire ordeal worth it! So maybe I am a little more handy than I thought.

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