Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Chaos Reigns - Thematic Photography

I had no idea what I was going to show for Carmi's 'chaotic' theme until  chaos intervened. 

I was supposed to be making coffee when I needed a spoon and then...-

Bob's Hope Sinks
..the dummy drawer under the sink came away in my hand as the brackets holding it in place sheared off. I should have opened the next draw on the left which held the cutlery. To add insult to injury the dummy draw front was too heavy to hold by the knob; it fell to the floor with a crash clouting me on the knee as its way down.

My wife rushed into the kitchen, thinking that the crash she had heard was me collapsing - it had to be she said as there had not been a single curse.

Now I'm the world's worst handy man but I do have a hoard of things in a large container in our garden shed. Chaos reigned when it was emptied out to allow me to search for replacement brackets and screws.

Screw You!
Pick the brackets out of a chaotic pile of screws.

Twenty-four hours later the dummy draw front is back in place - sans brackets, sans screws. Thanks to the local hardware shop I've learnt a new trick. 

Should this happen to you just stick it back in place with,, of all things,, strips of Velcro.

Job done!

To see what other chaos has ensued  as a result of this week's theme go to Chaotic thematic-photographic-243.


Jo said...

Typical isn't it. Glad you got it fixed so easily.


Kristin said...

I would never had thought of velcro. I hope it continues to hold.

Max Sartin said...

Nothing as chaotic as a pile of screws, and it seems physically impossible to get one out of the pile without being scratched at least once. Great pictures.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. using velcro! Well that's better than glue I guess, which is what I thought they'd suggested.

Interesting thought about repairing things ..

Glad no more damage was done to your legs, feet or the sink I suppose!

Cheers Hilary

Gilly said...

I would never have thought of Velcro either! But I'm handy with the superglue when the front of a (genuine) drawer comes adrift! Great shots and a great story!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...


So next time, no muss no fuss. I like it.

Michèle Dextras said...

If I was home, I could have taken a photo of the mess of screws and nails! Great photos and the chaos of a false kitchen drawer falling apart is priceless, especially the solution!

Sarah Allen said...

Oh no!! Haha, this such a great theme idea :)

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah With Joy)

Jess Brady said...

Love the pictures, Bob! I especially like the one of all the screws.

I think your titles made the shots even better - nothing better than a witty caption :)

Carmi Levy said...

You work magic with words, photos and, now, velcro. I loved being on this journey with you, Bob. I hope everything continues to hold together for you on the home front, but I admit I won't complain if you have any more adventures in the kitchen. As always, you'll make it into a great blog entry!

I suspect you'll enjoy the frozen theme this week, too!