We managed to stay home most of today, and we got stuff done! Today was picture hanging day, and that’s what we did. We have art on the walls in every room now, including this gallery wall in the breakfast nook. There’s still a fair amount of stuff that needs hanging, but we made a huge dent in it today. Woohoo!
Something else we hung today that didn’t go so well was the TV. I put together the mounting bracket just fine, but when it came time to put it in the wall, I had a seriously tough time. Our studs must be super studs or something, because the screws just would not get into the wall, even using my drill on the highest power setting, they could not get all the way in. We figured they were in far enough though, so we went ahead and hung the TV.
Calm down now, it didn’t fall down off the wall. However, after hanging and rehanging the thing 3 or 4 times–we had to adjust the bracket and realign things a few times–we turned the TV on to discover its stupid graphics processor problems were back again. Typically we’d fixed the problem by panning the TV on its base, but on the wall, there was nothing to rotate. I guess that was excuse enough, because tomorrow we’ll be replacing the TV. You had a good run, buddy!