Not Following Directions

Not Following Directions

Aug 21, 2008

Many tasks are creatively inspired but certain things really beg for instructions. Yet being the stubborn DIYers that we are, our stupidest we don't need no stinkin' directions experience involved electricity...

We attempted to switch out a ceiling fixture and ended up blowing three fuses before we realized something was wrong. Discouraged but happy to be alive, we made our fourth visit to Home Depot, where one helpful employee finally drew us a diagram to show us which wires go where. Thanks to him and his quick sketch, the chandelier is currently hooked up and we survived, current-free.

What kind of projects have you undergone without directions? Did you make it work or did you have to revert back to the ever-so-confusing pamphlet?


Re-edited from a post originally published 10.17.07. JB

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