“Never ask a blind man for directions.”

For those of you who follow/read my blog, you may have noticed that I use the word “distructions”.  It’s a word that was coined by my youngest son when he was a wee one.  We were assembling something, probably a toy, and his advice, combining the words directions and instructions, was to just “Follow the distructions”.  We adopted the word.

Well, I ordered a drawing table and a chair for my art studio.  The chair came first.  Not only did it come with all the pieces, it also came with distructions a joke page.  At the top of the page it had the hilarious quip –


It also showed in the assembly illustration that assembly would require 6 simple steps.  I was about to discover that this was another hilarious statement.  But before I even got that far.

The chair pieces were in a large box on the front porch that clearly stated that the box was HEAVY and required two people move it.  Unfortunately, I failed to read this and dragged the box into the house.  I then unpacked the box and carried the chair, piece by piece, to my art studio, which is a small building behind our house.

NOTE:  This company makes a number of chair models but only one set of distructions which sort of apply mostly to the particular chair you order.  More fun!

Needless to say, but I will say it anyway, it took me a bit over 30 minutes and 6 steps to complete the assembly.  Also, there was a bit of shouting and words that I would not say in front of my grandchildren emanating from my art studio.  But I am not a quitter.


The art table arrives today.  This ought to be good!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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