Do-Over

I have SO many moments that I’d like to do-over. Nothing serious I don’t think, but so many things that could be made easier if I would have done them differently in the first place. SO many. I love the idea Frigidaire had to write about do-overs! Well, not the do-over part but the idea of writing about them. From Frigidaire:

 The Frigidaire Gallery™Dishwasher gets dishes fully cleaned the first time, so there are no dish do-overs. Nearly half of adults admit to re-washing and/or re-drying dishes after the dishwasher cycle has been completed. To prevent dishwasher do-overs, Frigidaire® is stepping in with its new Gallery® Dishwasher featuring the OrbitCleanTM Wash Arm, ensuring dishes are cleaned right the first time.

I’m the type of person that will get an idea or “itch” to do something and as soon as there is enough time I’m ready to go. Jared’s not always ready when I am. I’ve put up many shelves, built dressers, desks and who knows what else until 2am in the morning just to get them done the same day we bought them. 

Jared was going out of town which I took as a GREAT opportunity to paint our bedroom. We had a very large standard bathroom mirror in the master bath (it was about 68/70” x 48”). Painting around the mirror was the only thing left to do and the only thing keeping my project from being finished. So I’m standing on the counter with a cup of paint next to me and a paint brush in my hand. I decide that I’d move the clips and just slightly pull the mirror away from the wall a bit on the edges to get the paint behind the mirror. 

I expected the mirror to have a TON of glue like our guest bathroom mirror, but this apparently wasn’t the case. As I pulled the mirror away a bit on the 2nd corner I heard a noise and the entire mirror released from the wall and hit the counter below. I somehow, some way stopped the mirror as it hit the counter but it had already cracked into 3 pieces. 

So I’m standing on the counter (barefoot - I’m always barefoot) holding 3 huge pieces of glass, which together are bigger than me, and no one home but my sleeping children. I contemplated calling someone but I didn’t have my phone on me. I still don’t really know how I managed it but I was able to hold up the other pieces as I very, very carefully got the first piece to the ground. The other 2 were a bit easier and can you believe I made it out with only a tiny scratch? I kind of wish I had it on video (or at least a photo).

I then had to make the call to Jared to tell him we needed new mirrors. I think he’s used to my shenanigans at this point but I still find new ways to make him shake his head now and then. So yes, if I could do it over I definitely would not be pulling the mirror away from the wall and definitely NOT when home alone. 

However, there is a silver lining! I got much more attractive mirrors to hang up (and the painting was easier).

I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.