Santa brought Wizard a cold. I’m probably getting it too, so yay us But the bright spot is…
After four different tries, one return and waiting for the new mirror, countless holes in the wall, and discovering that the ceiling is off a half inch — we have hung the mirrors! This feels like a major feat, LOLOL! We had them hung at the third try, but they were they were too far apart on the wall (in my opinion), and one mirror was slightly higher than the other. I kept my mouth shut. I was not going to say anything because Wizard tried so hard and I really appreciated it. Seriously, he kept measuring down from the ceiling, and I’d double check his measurements, and they were exact. But the mirrors kept coming out uneven by half an inch. It was maddening. Then when he was out in the garage, it suddenly dawned on my what might be wrong, and I measured both ends of the wall from floor to ceiling. Sure enough, the ceiling sloped nearly about half inch from one end to the other. Who knows if that’s intentional with the pitch of the roof or just not squared. But we’d both had it that day, so I figured we’d live with the mirrors the way they were.
The next morning, he surprised me and asked me if I wanted to try one more time to get the mirrors even. He meant so that one mirror wasn’t higher than the other. I said, “Sure, I’ll try if you want to.” And then I added, “Since you’ll have to make new holes, do you want to move the mirrors in closer together?”
He was startled and that’s when I realized that “centering” the two mirrors on the wall meant something different to each of us. In his mind divided the wall in half and center one mirror in each half. Doing that left a bigger space in the middle than on the ends, but it made perfect sense to him. While my brain wanted even wall space between all three sides of the mirrors. He wasn’t upset, just curious what I meant. Once I showed him, he was happy to do it.
Even after 40 years together, we sometimes still don’t read each other minds
Otherwise, our weekend was normal stuff, how was yours?