what else can I break??




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How about a sink? Have you ever broken a sink before?
Oh, goodness, I'll tell you the ugly story:

On Thursday I'm trying to put finishing touches in the bathroom~hanging the mirrors, etc. I found these knobs at Hobby Lobby for $2 and thought they would look great to "hang" the mirrors from with some big fat ribbon. (hang the mirrors, and then make it look like they were hanging from these:)

They are big, fat, beautiful and heavy. So, I hung the mirrors, and then I wanted to position the ribbon and the knobs just right, so I took the screws out and put a bunch of hot glue on the back to hold them in place while I hung the ribbon. I wanted my husband to help me put the screws in with some drywall anchors later. Well, of course there were a million other things going on that day: pricing everything for the yard sale, getting it over to my friend's house for the sale, my daughter had a performance at a PTA meeting, and then on top of it, we had our first tornado watch since we've been in Texas. I've never seen such big hail in my life and there were some twisters outside of town that were coming down from wall clouds they were worried would touch down. Yikes!
I completely forgot about my knobs hot glued up there. There was really loud thunder and lightning all night and sometime in the middle of the night I heard a big *crash.* I was exhausted and out of it and thought it was thunder. My husband was in the kitchen burning the midnight oil preparing for classes the next day and heard it and came in and asked if everything was ok, I said yea, it was just thunder. I wake up the next morning groggy-eyed and see a big black mark in the sink:
I go to wipe it off, but my finger goes right through it!! Yes, it was a hole. That beautiful knob fell from way up high, and smashed right through the sink. I'm sure the humidity from the thunderstorm didn't help anything either. The knob didn't have a mark on it, but the sink sure did. Ugghhhh. Adventures of Melissa in re-modeling...
The yard sale was a huge success, but guess where my money will be going?
a new sink.
I don't know if you can see in the picture, but there are cracks all around it, so I think fixing it is out of the question.
Do you think those knobs will be going up?? Oh no, I'm afraid they are banished from the house.

I'll have some "Having a Yard Sale" posts up later this week....I'm not going to break anything else, I'm not going to break anything else...


26 comments:

  1. Wow, that was one heavy knob!

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  2. Oops, my husband was signed in.

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  3. Oh no!! I have not done that, but I have dropped something in the sink and knocked a huge chunk out of it! Now we have 47 year old cast iron sinks so they are the ones that do the damage. We've broken many glasses since moving in here lol.

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  4. Oh NOOOO! I feel bad for you! Darn it for these sinks that are not made well...arrgh!

    Guess you'll have to plan another garage sale this summer so you have some spending money just for YOU and not the sink!

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  5. You are kidding! Oh my gosh! I can't believe that! That is the craziest thing ever!!!!! Bummer!

    Well, look at the bright side, at least a tornado didn't get you and your house!

    Smiles!
    Jen

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  6. Oh, I am so sorry. How that remodeling adventure must have hurt. They are really pretty knobs, and it was a great idea!
    Can they be returned to Hobby Lobby... with a bill?

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  7. I can just here big H right now, is that the price you pay for being so crafty? Maybe I should learn the lesson with you!:) I can't wait to see that bathroom--or you for that matter, only 1 month! Love you!

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  8. Oh my - I'm so sorry. Something like that would totally happen to me and my husband would again, just shake his head! Sorry sorry.

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  9. Oh no- that's no fun at all! Sorry about your sink, but glad to hear no tornadoes were too close!

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  10. Oh my goodness, could things get any worse. I'm sorry to laugh, but you really do tell a good story! This post just had me laughing.

    Don't feel bad, this sooo could have happened to me!

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  11. oh my goodness! that is terrible!

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  12. Bummer! One of my girl friends just broke her sink by dropping a can of cleaning bubbles in it. So your not alone.

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  13. Good grief Charlie Brown! Perhaps the tornado stayed away because you're too much competition...? (Kidding) I can't believe that knob broke your sink!

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  14. OH that just sucks!!! Sounds like something I would do, seriously!

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  15. I would so totally do something like that! Make sure sure you get a super good deal on a replacement sink!

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  16. Oh no, that is so sad. I have totally used hot glue to hold thing in place "just for a second", so that easily could have been me!

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  17. OMG! How terrible. I have broken lots of things but you have topped me on that one.

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  18. I am so sorry that his happened and taht you feel it is your fault....

    We have actually done this TWICE! BUt it really doesnt take something heavy!! First, my husban dcame home after working a 20 hour shift and found that I ahd taken a bath and left a towel on the floor. We have two VERY VERY small bathrooms.....so he picks up the towel throws it over the shower bar and bump the light fixture over the sink, it was being held up by rusty screws and comes crashing down INTO THE SINK.

    Then the other bathroom: Our landlord went on and on about how they wer "giving" US a new bathroom. There had been a leaking toilet and rotting wall...she replaced everythign for under $1000....my daughter was brushing her teeth and rinsing her mouth with a Tupperware cup. I wanted t use that abthroom and was ebing very impatient, standing there, yelling at her to hurry...the Tpperware cup tipped over, didnt even make a noise and, I kid you not, let a huge hole like the one you have. a little plastic cup. Tipped over. Not even dropped from a height.

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  19. Ok, that sounds like something that would happen to me. Too bad your hard earned yard sale money has to go to buying a new sink. DRATS!

    I'm looking forward to your posts on having a yard sale this week. Our annual neighborhood one is coming up next month, and I'm not sure if I should join with them or have my own. What are your thoughts on neighborhood sales? We have a VERY large neighborhood, and we are in the back, away from the main entrance. I'm afraid we'd get overlooked. Sorry for the lengthy comment. I should probably just e-mail you instead of writing a novel about it in comment form!

    ~Amanda

    p.s. Thanks for entering my giveaway. I am so lucky to have such great bloggy friends!

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  20. Ahh the joys of little home projects. Sorry about the sink

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  21. Ahh the joys of little home projects. Sorry about the sink!!!!

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  22. Maybe you can splurge and get one of the pretty sinks I see in magazines. Some have flowers or other patterns. I am so sorry for your bad luck! Tomorrow will be better.

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  23. oh, I am so sorry- that is heartbreak!

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  24. Girl, you are a survivor!

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