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Told you.

March 28, 2018

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See? I wasn’t lying. We needed a pencil sharpener in our workroom.
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Here’s how I find studs in the building: I look at old photos.

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The sharpener was just going to miss a stud, so I found a piece of scrap wood n the basement, screwed it on, then varnished it. One side is not square. We call that ‘live edge’.

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In other ‘fixing’ news, the door to our downstairs guest room has not closed in years. I would keep the cats out of there with a string looped over a nail on the doorframe. The latch didn’t line up with the hole.

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Well, I took a metal file to it. One-sixteenth of an inch later:

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Ta-da!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Told you.”

  1. Lloyd's Cousin Sam Said on:

    Can you fit a new pencil between the wall and sharpener? More importantly, what app did you use to make that pic with Uncle Mahlon?

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    • Lauren Said on:

      Plenty of room for pencils -- that’s just a little old bulletin board on the left side.

      The app is called Prisma. It doesn’t always cooperate.

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  2. Kristi Said on:

    That’s the best kind of pencil sharpener. Then I grind out my anger while I sharpen the pencils down to stubs.

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