Joining Bernideen for her Garden Tea Party. Although I don't have a pretty tea set up to share, I do think ladies with teacups might also want to hang them!
Would you believe it took me forever just to hang a few teacups on a board? Yep, afraid so.
See how evenly spaced my little cups are? Apparently I don't have the gene that allows me to quickly figure out how to measure and screw 7 cup hooks into 36 inches of board.
But sometimes a girl just wants to figure it out herself! Even if she has to take a rather complicated route to get there.
I didn't even say a word to the Clark Kent in the next room. I didn't want him to turn into Superman and solve my delimia for me. I just wanted to figure it out myself.
The board was exactly 36 inches. Half of 36 = 18 inches. That should be the middle of the board right? Good So Far.
Let's see... Divide 18 inches by 3 cups = 6 inches between each cup! Uhh, Nope.
That puts cup number 1 at 6 inches and cup number 3 at 18 inches. The center cup (cup number 4) is already at the 18 inch spot. Scratch head. Start again!
Then I realized I needed the end cups to start a little inside the end of the board.
I set the first cup at 3 inches and subtracted 3 inches from 18 inches = 15 inches.
So, there's 15 inches between the first cup and the fourth cup, which is sitting at 18 inches.
Divide the 3 cups into 15 inches = 5 inches between each cup. Finally I just laid the cups out at 5 inch intervals and eyeballed it!
I was exhausted at this point from the mental exertion of it all. I really think "Girl Math" must be much harder than regular math.
On an accomplishment high, I started screwing the cup hooks into the places I'd marked.
I got three cup hooks screwed in before I had to admit that -- even though I was now a mathematical genius -- I wasn't strong enough to twist all those cup hooks into that hard board. This is where I called Superman.
He flew in, gave the situation a steely glance...went to the garage and returned with his drill and drill bit.
Apparently starting the hole with a drill bit makes screwing in cup hooks a whole lot easier, even for Superman.
Now, I'm open to learning how I could've figured this out easier and quicker. Anyone have a better way? Leave me a message, I'm all ears.
I'm joining Bernideen's Tea Related Blog Party today. I hope you'll join me there.
As far as 5-On-Friday, since there's 7 tea cups in this post, I'll bet you're thinking, "There she goes with that funny math again!"
But no...the party rules say you can also do 5 minutes on one subject. Who knew I could do 5 minutes on hanging teacups.
Thanks for dropping by!Come Join The Party:
Tea Related Blog Party at Bernideen's
Sundays Link Party at Finding Silver Pennies
Willy-Nilly-Friday at Around Roanoke
5-On-Friday at the F.A.S.T. with Tricky