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Old 9th September 2017, 18:27   #1
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Sod's Law, Murphy's Law, and any other Law.

This Law has struck again, so I'll explain.

3 years ago, I rescued an old ceiling hung Oil lamp from a shed. As I went to get it down, what it was hanging on........broke.
I juggled all the bits and bobs the best I could, but thankfully saved the Glass shade. It had no chimney to it, so that wasn't a problem. It must have been hanging by cobwebs, as I hardly touched it. All the metal pieces were fine.

3 years on, I've decided to sell it as I'd found it, including the dirt and bird droppings.

However, I thought I'd give the glass shade a bit of a wash, to make it look a bit more presentable, and that worked out fine. I left it dry on the side of the
drainer in the laundry room on top of two old towels.

2 hours later, I put some bubble wrap in the bottom of a stiff cardboard box for transport. As I picked it up, a piece of the shade dropped into the box, having broken off the top rim of the shade.

Just one single piece, and fits back on perfectly. All I need is glass adhesive.

Now I ask you........Why now, as I'm about to sell it.?

This shade is about 20 inches in diameter, and is similar to this one, but without the recess flange at the bottom.

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It looks similar to this one, but a lot more ornate.

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I wonder if Sod, and Murphy are trying to tell me something.


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Re: Sod's Law, Murphy's Law, and any other Law.

Well, I've decided to refurb it, which will keep me out of mischief for a while.

I need to find a glass chimney for it, and a heat deflector to hang above the chimney. I suppose I could fasion something from a piece of copper.

So it's back in the box, until I can gather all the bits and pieces to do the job.......Now where is the nearest car booty.

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Re: Sod's Law, Murphy's Law, and any other Law.

I was going to say that the refurb will keep you out of mischief but I don't suppose it will!

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Re: Sod's Law, Murphy's Law, and any other Law.

Oh ye of little faith.

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Re: Sod's Law, Murphy's Law, and any other Law.

I always try and plan for everything to go wrong and then it never does
BUT its usually the thing you never thought of that breaks - always on a Sunday!!

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