Sunday, February 22, 2009

A labor of lamp

Why oh why do I have such trouble putting together lamps?

I'm fine with put-it-together-yourself furniture (desks, bookcases, that kind of thing) but whenever I attempt to put together a lamp, I turn into all thumbs. I bought this beautiful lamp at Target to replace the ugly torchiere currently in my living room. Today, after lunch out and a visit to the MSPCA to see the kitties (enormous heads, it was weird) and doggies (mostly pit bull mixes, yipes), a friend and I tried to put it together. But we failed, over and over. I will try again tomorrow, but I think that if I wrap the screw-y piece with electrical tape it will grip it better and stand up straight. Any better ideas?

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