Thursday, September 06, 2007

In the dark

It's Thursday night, and I've been assigned eight dozen readings all within the first two days of class. However, I can't complete any of them because the lighting in my room is too dim in the evenings. I tried going downstairs to read, but discovered that our donated midget couch is too small for me. (Last night I layed down on the living room floor to read a book.) I would just buy a new couch, but I have no way to get it from point "a" to point "b." Sure, I could pay a delivery guy, but why buy a couch from Salvation Army for $20 and then spend $75 on its delivery? So, basically, I have no furniture, and I'm sitting in the dark.

Tonight, I hate being a student enough that I'm almost crying.

I'm so frustrated that I can't even change a lightbulb, let alone find studs in walls, use the right screwhead for anything, or afford to own even the shabbiest of furniture.

I guess I just wish I had someone to help me right now.


  1. Get yerself a head lamp and a pillow -- problem solved.

  2. I can help you with the stud problem... and no I don't mean me. My dad was a carpenter and taught me how to find studs with and without a stud finder.

    when can I swing by to help you?

  3. I'm going to Ikea on Monday, so I'll need help putting up some shelves next week probably early-ish in the week. I do have a magnetic studfinder, I just suck at doing this kind of stuff.
    Thanks for your offer Junior! I really appreciate it! I'll give you a time next week if you want to help me out.

  4. You should be able to find the studs by tapping on the wall. Pick a spot and start tapping. If it sounds hollow -- no stud. Continue tapping in a horizontal direction. When it sounds solid -- stud.

  5. Yah, I tried that. Turns out I'm not very good at it. (as the thousands of holes in my wall are evidence of.)