Posted 05-17-2004 at 20:06:06
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Someone must pull down on my upper cabinet doors in the kitchen when brousing for something. Twice now, the top hinge screws have come out and the door was hanging precariously by the bottom hinge. Last time I just rescrewed it back up. This time I realized it would not stay.
So... trying to avoid the maddening crowd at Wal Mart; I stopped into the Family Dollar Store. I was looking around at the back of the store pretty much deciding I would have to go to WM. An older man who worked there came up and asked if he could help me.
I told him I did not think so, I was looking for some wood filler or carpenter glue. He asked what for and I explained to him. He suggested I get some big wood matches and push them in the old holes and then rescrew the hinges!! Great suggestion!
I had some good craft glue and those old fashion box matches so it cost me nothing and it worked!!
That was really nice of him and made me realize how some older men think of clever ways to do things. Sort of like a lot of the men here. A youngster working there would have never thought of that. It was refreshing.
Now if I could find someone who could fix my one year old push mower, I would be in hog heaven!