House goofs
Friday October 23rd 2020, 8:22 pm
Filed under: Family

Daughter: “Have you blogged yet?”

Me, ‘fessing up: “No, I totally got sucked into and I’ve wasted hours.”

Daughter, with a grin because she loves that site that I only just found out about: “You could tell the blog that.”

Me, thinking, well, but on the plus side, do you know how many calories I’ve burned? Deep belly laughs over and over and over are good for body and soul, and who couldn’t use the distraction right now.

I’m also remembering the contractor who was supposed to push one bedroom out to the end of the eaves who built the outer wall and found he’d mismeasured and it was going to be an inch beyond the overhang with that gap between it and the roof. Oops! Do over time!

He had a light hanging from the ceiling that you couldn’t open the new pantry doors without breaking the glass. Oops! Do over time!

He… There is such a thing as a goof plate, turns out, for when they cut the hole in the plaster too big for the electrical outlet plate. If you ever see a weirdly too-big ugly cover, that’s why.

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Is that why they’re called that! Makes sense, sure. Years back, my mother went to the hardware store to get a new one for the second-floor hall, which had switches for the first and third floor hall lights too, and didn’t know what it was called. She described it and the man said, “Oh, you need a triple-gang goof plate.”

Comment by ccr in MA 10.24.20 @ 5:09 am

Thanks for the new pandemic diversion!

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 10.24.20 @ 9:02 am

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