Monday, April 28, 2014

Mr BS is back...well almost...

Hi folks...I was hoping to tell you that Mr Big Shot is back in business after surgery to repair his broken arm but there were some unfortunate complications during the procedure...
he's been patiently sitting on the crafty equivalent of the NHS waiting list but yesterday was the big day...we wheeled him in to theatre armed with all the precision instruments required for such a delicate operation...I have to say that the instructions from Sizzix were excellent so with my usual "how difficult can it be" atitude...we set to work but it just so happens that this particular surgeon is a nightmare when it comes to following instructions...even instructions that come with idiot proof step-by-step pictures. I did wonder why we were struggling to remove the cover until I discovered I'd removed the WRONG screws...needless to say...the correct screws were highlighted in red on the instructions...oops at this point of the operation Mr BS is very worried...wishing he'd gone private and I'd gone to Specsavers...
But with my usual "dog with a bone" atitude...we soldiered on until we hit the next snag..."remove the e-clips" it said before removing the old crank shaft...what e-clips...I couldn't see any e-clips until I enlisted the help of a magnifying glass...crikey this was the microscopic brain surgery part of the procedure and let me tell you they were mega fiddly diddly to remove and an even bigger "lots of bad words" challenge to replace once the new crank shaft was in place. But the perseverance paid off...one morning later...one new handle has been successfully transplated but let me reassure you...I'm absolutely useless at this type of thing...it's probably an easy peasy task for normal folks who remember to switch their brains on in the morning but if you're like me...my advice to you would be...if your handle bites the dust...ask hubby to replace the darned thing and if I had any sense I would have practiced what I preach and done the same.
But time for a proof of the pudding road test...perhaps a little bit of light duty embossing for Saturday's Kath's Klub to help break my faithful friend back in gently and quelle surprise...that didn't go too well either...note to smug self...remember to flip back Tabs 1 and 2 before you attempt that particular task or else this happens...yes idiot status well and truly confirmed...
so it's back to bed for Mr BS...he's completely traumatised by his first day back...me too matey and I've been banned by the "raised eyebrow" cubbyhole brigade from touching anything other than card and paper.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

18 comments:

Kathyk said...

Yee Haa! Good to hear that the surgery was a complete success!! Welcome back Mr BS

Kathyk

Ang said...

How funny. Sounds like results I would have. Glad to hear he is back in service. Go easy on him.
Ang

Rita said...

Oh my Goodness. What a traumatic experience for you Mr BS. Things can only get better. I hope you both have a good day and enjoy each other's company. Hugs Rita xxx

Glennis said...

Oh No!! What a disaster for you!

mimijudy1975 said...

Kath,you sound just like me.try putting the little grandkids toys together!!! Sometime I get so aggravated just trying to get the toy out of the packaging . It seems as though it is bolted down with plastic straps every which way you look !.
I'm glad you were able to replace the arm on Mr. BS. I didn't know you could get spare parts. That's good to know.

carol edwards said...

Hi Kath well at least Mr BS is all back together and working and no bits left over! Sounds a bit like my normal day most days, a challenge. Enjoy whatever you get uo today.x

Kat said...

Poor Mr BS Nd poor you Kath! Hope the two of you have a better day today.

Kat xx

rachel said...

oh no Kath - hope you get a new plate soon! What a tale xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

You have the funniest posts xx

Redanne said...

Well, I am very proud of you for even contemplating it, never mind doing the surgery! Well done on your success and I hope your new plates arrive soon. Hugs, Anne xx

Paper Junkie said...

Nothing is ever straight forward is it? But it looks like you are almost there now. Even my very switched on daughter had to come back at the week-end to take my new shelving unit (partly) to pieces as she had put the middle bit in up side down and the shelves were going in at an odd angle as the little peg holes didn't line up. So even the best of us have problems. Hope to get the painting done today and then comes the mammoth task of not only putting it all back but deciding what doesn't! Hope Mr BS is back in action soon Kath. love X

Ger said...

Well done Dr Kath! I've got a flowery hammer like that one, I get a lot of slagging for it :)Ger x

hotpotato said...

so so funny.

Candy C said...

Kath...you totally had me in stitches at this post. I could so relate!! :) I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I was thrilled to be named among Tim's Blogworthy Links. Enjoy your week and here's hoping for a better day of surgery on your BigShot! :) <3 Candy

trish said...

Hi Kath, good on you, bet you were chuffed when you had it done, even after the wee accident which could happen to any of us. I through out a BS because I didn't think I'd be able to get spare parts but now I know you can fix them. Lovely day today, great to see the sun...Trish

trish said...

Hi Kath, please excuse the spelling that's meant to be threw! Trish

May said...

You took the high road with Mr BS but you got there in the end...well done to you....I hope your new plates are on their way soon...Hugs May x x

Christine B. said...

Kath, you are so funny. I just love,love, love your posts. Glad you managed to fix Mr BS in the end. Love and hugs x ChrisB

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