DIY

Today, I rearranged my desk. That’s just how exciting today was!

Actually, I put up my old TV wall bracket. Twice.

We found the bracket in the garage in our house in Inverness, and since nobody had claimed it within six months — and it was too small to balance the car on in the garage — I kept it, screwed it to the wall and it safely held my 14″ TV above the filing cabinet in my study for a couple of years.

Needing a bit more surface space I decided to once again employ the particular skills of the AVF (that’s the make) TV bracket. I found it in the cupboard in the spare room. Held it against the wall, marked the holes, drill, bang in the rawlplugs, electric screwdriver, and job’s a good ‘un.

For about five minutes.

The whole thing… the WHOLE thing came off the wall, bounced off my filing cabinet and landed on my desk, rather like a weird, square, plastic Professor Yaffle stepping down from his lofty perch. Remarkably, the thing still works! Undeterred I banged-in larger, meaner-looking rawlplugs. The kind of rawlplugs that are probably banned in three star systems (and probably not even made my Rawl).

A couple of hours later and it’s still up there. Here’s hoping.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 48 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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