I came home from work one afternoon to find one element of our gallery wall lying on the kitchen island.
As I was getting ready to rehang it Charlie told me it (the frame) was broken.
That’s no problem,
I can fix a small frame with glue.
When I asked how it happened that the frame, which is hanging over 6-feet off the floor, fell down, this is the story I heard.
Charlie was making a grilled cheese sandwich and used an oversized pan lid. The lid got so hot that it started to smoke and set off all the smoke alarms in the house. The smoke alarms were screaming “FIRE!, FIRE!” and a siren was going off.
To try and stop the mayhem (instead of turning on the kitchen exhaust fan) Charlie fanned the alarm in the mudroom with a towel. He must have really been waving that thing because the picture which was over six feet away was knocked off the wall.
It must have been quite a scene. Anyway, this frame was easy to glue back together because its maker (it looks totally handmade) numbered the joints so I just matched the numbers after putting a small bead of Gorilla superglue on each.
The picture, a pencil drawing which I had done in college, just slips into the back and holds there mostly by friction.
I hung it back up and told Charlie all about our EXHAUST FAN.
How do things happen at your house?