Friday, March 7, 2008
Measure twice. Cut once.
The sacred rule: Remember to measure twice. Cut once.
I need to measure four or five times. I just keep measuring until the measurements repeat themselves. Sometimes I do it on the second try. Other times I need to measure maybe six times over.
It doesn't matter to me. I don't tire of it.
I keep measuring.
I've measured with a yardage stick and also with a measuring tape and with a ruler. I have even measured with my feet. Heel over heel. One, two, three, four, five ... and a half a shoe.
I add it up. I write it down. 136 inches. I measure the same wall again. 154 inches.
Measuring isn't easy for me. I measure again. 134 inches plus two thin lines after that. What is that? 2/16th? I think we count all those thin lines and that's the bottom fraction. Then we count how many lines from the left and that's the top fraction.
Sometimes I wonder how I've gotten so far in life with my vast intelligence.
All my measuring is because I'm going to replace my old kitchen cabinets and counter tops. But somewhere I got it in my head to also take down the wall that divides my dining area to the kitchen as well.
Tomorrow morning at 9, I'm having someone come over to tear down the wall. Then afterwards I will pick out cabinet facings and look at granite. And then when I'm through, I want to go on a picnic and sit outdoors and feel the warm sun drench my face.
I've worked long hours this week and want to just relax and soak life in. It's going to be a good day.
Posted by doodlegirl at 11:56 PM