Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Village Idiot

Yep, the village idiot - that's me! When Murphy comes to visit his law takes over. This afternoon old Murphy took control of me.

Harry had an appointment and errands so he left me to acclimate new livestock for the aquariums. I completed that job without incident and was feeling pretty proud on myself. Among other newbies for the tanks there was a coral that needed to be mounted to a small rock and placed in a tank. Gel super glue is the product of choice for this job. I went to Harry's stash of gel super glue and selected the smallest tube - didn't read the label. After all, we only use GEL super glue. (Why would we even have anything else?) I got everything lined up and ready to go then punctured the top. All is good at this point. I gave the tube a firm squeeze to push the gel out. That's when Murphy's Law took over. I had a tube of the really thin runny glue!! It was all over everything except the coral or rock which was the only two places it needed to be!! That glue made a royal mess - what?? OK, I made a royal mess - it wasn't the fault of the glue. I yelled and and fumed so much that the cat demanded to go outside. I'm glad that Harry wasn't home. All is well that ends well - the coral is happy, Harry missed Murphy, and I peeled super glue off my hands and from under my nails all afternoon.

Even village idiots get tired. This one is going to find cozy spot on the sofa and relax. If you see Murphy please don't mention my name. Thanks


Tee said...

Sounds like you had a really nice trip to Orlando.

The glue incident cracked me up when you said you had to peel all that glue off your hand. Sounds like something I would do.

Golden To Silver Val said...

I will admit I giggled a bit about the crazy glue. I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who has done some crazy things with it. LOL I glued my fingers together one time! I keep a big bottle of nail polish remover on hand just for those occasions. Glad everything is going a-ok with you and yours. Have you played "Dark and Stormy night" yet with your grandson?

Mary said...

I still have glue under a couple of my finger nails. believe me, I could write a few really funny true stories about my experiences with these salt water reef tanks.

Yes, Val, we've played "Dark and Stormy NIght" several times. We tell the stories rather than write them, though. We've had lots of fun with your game. The boys call it Miss Val's Game.

SOUL said...

hey there-- yep -- i think you and i must be related in some way with ole uncle murph! he came this way soon after leaving your place-- hope he finds somewhere else to go next.
you sound good -- considering :))
love you!

Cheryl said...

At least you didn't get stuck to anything you couldn't get un-stuck from. Super glue can be dangerous stuff! All's well that ends well :))