Friday, September 24, 2010

Feel Good Friday: Door #3.

Let’s see.  Where were we?  Oh, that’s right.  Door #3!  So, there I was on Tuesday evening driving home from work when my cell phone rings.  It was Shawn.

Me:  “Hello?”

Shawn:  “Holy Shit.  Holy Shit.  Hooooo-lllllllllly SHIT.”

Me:  “What?!”

Shawn:  “Holy Shit.”

Me:  “A few more details would be nice.”

At this point, I honestly don’t know what to think.  I mean, he’s basically speechless, so this is either really good or really bad.  For a brief second, something crossed my mind and I thought “OMG!  My prayers have been answered!”  Wrong.

Shawn:  “You know those cabinets hanging above the computer?”

Me:  “Yeah, I know the cabinets.”

Shawn:  “Well, one of them isn’t there anymore.”

Me:  “What the?!”

Shawn:  “It fell off the wall.”

Me:  “I blame the installer.” (him)

Sigh.  I could not believe this happened.  The cabinet was directly above the computer monitor.  And when I say cabinet, I mean cabinet, I don’t mean a book shelf, I mean a cabinet!  See for yourself:


That’s the cabinet on the right side, the one that is still attached to the wall (for now).  It doesn’t look too full, does it?  I mean, they are designed for “storage,” right?  I don’t remember seeing a weight limit anywhere!

Now, here is the cabinet from the left side, exactly how Shawn found it when he came home:


And here’s where it used to be:


Directly above the computer! 

This is all that’s left now:


So Sad.

This post today is linked to Feel Good Friday, and you might be saying to yourself “Wha Wha WHAT?”  Yes, my office is now a total disaster, and yes, it was most likely brought on by us.  However, there are some things to feel good about.  Most importantly, the computer somehow survived, even though I have no idea how.  It’s a miracle!  My camera which was spewed out of the cabinet, also survived, phew!  And the cabinet?  The cabinet is amazingly completely intact.  So, those are all things to feel good about!  Not to mention, we learned something from this:

1.  Stop hoarding!

2.  IKEA furniture is as tough as nails!


Oddly enough, when I told Shawn how amazed I was that the desk and cabinet were still in good shape, he said “Well, maybe it didn’t fall hard.  It might have fallen slowly.”  Um, yeah.  Is it possible for a cabinet to fall off a wall in slow motion?


Charbelle said...

LOL LOL LOL and that last paragraph isn't that kind of like the "if the tree falls in the woods and no one is there does it still make a sound" question. Ha!! So glad that the computer, camera, and cabinet all survived!! Happy Friday!!!

Yankee Girl said...

I am totally transfixed on how beautiful your computer is! I have an old, crappy one....

I have never bought anything from Ikea before and you have just talked me into stopping by and checking out the store. I can use some tough as nails furniture/fixtures in my house!

Amanda M. said...

I absolutely LOVE how dramatic Shawn is. I swear I love Shawn stories more than anything! You guys are hilarious.

Just Add Walter said...

haha love the idea that the cabinet "fell slowly"!! men are so silly sometimes!

glad everything survived the CRASH

ty said...

This is a VERY sad picture. This story reminds me of when my Adrian Peterson picture fell off the wall in the middle of the night, scaring the shit out of me and prompting Patrick to leap out of bed like a ninja to defend me. I can't imagine the noise that mother made hitting the ground. *shudder*

Hillary said...

So glad that everything survived, that looks amazing!

I'm with Shawn, maybe it did fall slowly. Oh wait, that makes absolutely zero sense.

So is there repairing on the agenda for the weekend?

{Kimber} said...

WOW!! thank goodness it didn't fall on your puter!!!

An Imperfect Momma said...

Holy crap! Thank God it didnt fall on the computer. But I hafta agree with ya...if there is no weight limit how could it be your fault? Faulty cabinet perhaps?

Tomica Bonner said...

Wow! This reminds me of when my desk actually broke down under the pressure.

Following from feel good Friday.


Anonymous said...

LOL! Slow motion falling cabinet. I'm so glad it didn't damage anything girl. That is crazy!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...


dollycas aka Lori said...

I am so glad your computer and camera and cabinet survived but Shawn is hilarious, maybe not at the time, but now as you have sat down and written this. You have put a huge smile on my face and made me reconsider the cabinets I had talked to my husband about putting above my desk :)


Melissa said...

Yeah - I bet it fell slowly. That makes a lot of sense.

Mommy on the Spot said...

I found you at Feel Good Friday - and so glad that I did!

What a great post! Glad everything survived. IKEA is the best!!

jackie b central texas said...

I have a couple more reasons why this FGF should make you smile... 1. you were not sitting under the cabinet when it fell and 2. neither was Shawn!

jackie ^_^

Mrs S said...

Oh no! I'm glad your computer survived. Yard sale perhaps?

Sparkling said...

OMG I had the same thought- maybe it just sort of ROLLED off the wall and that's why it didn't break and nothing was ruined. You still don't have me convinced you're a hoarder, though.

Jenn said...

Visiting you back from FGF...the cabinet falling "slowly"...that cracks me up...because that would make that big of a difference! HAHA! I'm glad everything is pretty much OK...with the exception of your wall, which can easily be fixed! That's definitely something to feel good about! :)

Lil' Woman said...

Damn, thank goodness it didn't break anything and really Shawn....SLOW MOTION?!? C'mon buddy, your better than that! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the way you write. Too funny. thanks.,

Erin said...

whoa! cannot believe the computer was intact, but so glad it was! and no fair---we don't have IKEA here! no teasing!

MrsDixon said...

You are too funny! I can't believe the cabinet didn't shatter!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I just love Shawn. "Falling slowly" That is funny!

How in the world did your computer stay in tact. YAY!

Tyler assumes everything is going to fall here so everything and I mean everything has a TON of extra L brackets on it. The worst part about that is when I decide to rearrange. We have screw holes all over!

Sazzle said...

HA! Fallen "slowly" is the best comment ever!

Taylor-Made Wife said...

oh hell