I tried to be a good husband!

All I did was follow the directions.       My wife wanted me to install bathroom towel racks.    
 
Simple, right?     I didn’t even try to do it my way (like in the old Home Improvement shows).     I followed the directions exactly right.
 
I was instructed to tape a template to the wall using a level.
 
It looked great until I stepped back.
 
Now it looks like the towel racks were installed in an amusement fun house.      They look as if in the process of climbing.      I tried a towel on them.    Perhaps the towel will cover up my workmanship.     The towel slumped to one side.     "Great!" I thought sarcastically.
 
The volume level in my home is going to be rising tonight!
 
Somewhere, some place near; a husband in Suburbia land followed the instructions exactly and his wife is praising him for doing the job right!
 
The lesson here is simple:    When living in an historic home, there are many hidden and open benefits but plum lines are not one of them.     Some two hundred plus years puts a gravitational wear on a building.    My floors and walls curve (depending on where they are) either out to the exterior walls or curve into the interior wall.       
 
The right thing to do is to take a tape measure and make sure the racks are equal distance from the floor plane.
 
Perhaps I can fix it before she gets home!
 
-P. Preservationist
 
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About P. Preservationist

Dedicated to the Enrichment & Preservation of Newburyport
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