At the very beginnings of our serious wedding planning, way back before we even had a nifty to-do list, I shared an idea for a project with Mr. Lox in hopes that he would take it on. It involved visiting a home-improvement store, so he was all in. (Seriously, he’s that easy.) But, unfortunately, I have different timelines in mind than the poor, unsuspecting Mr. Lox. So with the wedding day getting closer and closer, I started to get nervous. That, dear hive, is the story of how I came to nag Mr. Lox into a Lowe’s shop to buy pieces for our faux-to booth.
Now, in the previous months, I had sent him a link to Mrs. Pin Cushion’s lovely contraption. So he was good to go. And we set off to the home-improvement shop. Mr. Lox and I invented some dimensions and enlisted the help of a fine young gentlemen in our local Lowe’s. The end result was us leaving the store with eight five-foot lengths of PVC pipe (10-foot lengths will not fit into my car), two elbow joints, four T joints, and four endcaps. While I was figuring out how to document the process for all of you, dear Mr. Lox snuck up behind me and did this”¦
In case it is unclear, Mr. Lox is making noises like a didgeridoo through a five-foot length of PVC pipe. If you’re not laughing now, imagine how high I jumped when he did it, and that should be good for a giggle or two.
Unfortunately, when we got home, we learned that three of our pipes were a different size than the rest, and now a return trip to Lowe’s is in order. My PSA for you today is to check all of the sizes on the components before you hit the checkout line. Those things have a sneaky habit of being put into the wrong bin, and it’s awfully hard to tell 1.5-inch pipe from 1.25-inch pipe when you aren’t paying attention.
Anyhow, after the swap is made, assembly shall begin! I’ll keep you all updated on how that pans out. Frankly, Mr. Lox with a hacksaw is a new and frightening proposition.
Does your wedding involve any construction projects?