Thursday, June 4, 2009

Not As Handy as I Thought

For a number of days now I have noticed the awkwardness of trying to get into the refrigerator in our pro-shop at the rock climbing gym I work at...the door swings the wrong way. I have had to switch the way the refrigerator door swings in almost every home we have lived in (they have always been easy to switch), so this morning I took the initiative to change ours at the gym. Needless to say, the project was more than I could handle.

It took me getting the entire door unmounted to realize that I had bitten off more than I could chew. This project was going to take far longer than I thought it would, but since I was this far already, I proceeded. After getting the door remounted the opposite way, it would not completely close. No matter what I did I could not get the door to seal. So, to make a long story short, I was forced to undo everything I had done and put the door back the way it was in the beginning. I even had to cut a little piece of plastic off the door to get it to work right again.

I like to think of myself as pretty handy, but I proved my incapabilities this morning. In the words of another co-worker who helped me out in the process of reassembling the fridge, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Good advice I guess.


  1. You're an idiot. haha. I can just picture you working on it knowing that something is continue to go wrong but not quite sure yet. very funny.

  2. I AM an idiot!! I felt so dumb, and continue to feel that way. The door doesn't really close as well as it used to, so I actually made everything worse than it was before. Probably not going to be taken initiative at work any time soon. I don't get paid enough for that.