Archive for February 28th, 2009

Sheet rock outside corner protectors

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

A few days ago, my little grandson Diederick was showing me his bedroom in his new house. He ran excitedly to where his sleeping bag was spread on the floor. (His bed had not yet been moved over from our place.) The poor little guy bumped his head, hard, against an outside corner, giving himself quite a bump. Ouch!

I recalled seeing clear plastic protectors for such corners, and determined to find some ASAP.

When my husband and I went out to dinner last night, we stopped on the way at Home Depot to enquire after said protectors, and found two types:

  1. One type of clear plastic protector was thicker and covered about ¾” on each side of the corner. This type was secured by long metal screws. (Under the sheet rock there is a metal reinforcement at the corner, which the metal screws pierce.)
  2. The type of plastic protector we selected was lighter weight. Its chief attraction to us was that it could be secured by adhesive rather than screws.

We left Home Depot, satisfied with the sheet rock corner protectors we had purchased.

This evening our daughter, mother of little Diederick, was here, helping us celebrate our youngest son Seth’s birthday. I remembered the corner protectors, and reminded my husband: “The four little protectors are in the back of the car! Remember to take them home with Laura.” The rest of the family looked at me like I was crazy, and then started laughing at me.

Daughter Kayla said, “I would really like to have little protectors in the back of my car, too!”

Then she said, “The little protectors could encamp ’round about people and protect them!” When the children were little, I used to pray with them before bed, and would often ask that the Lord would cause His angels to encamp ’round about them, to protect them.

Finally it was agreed that these little protectors will have to stand as sentinels, protecting little heads from bumps.

Here, for your viewing enjoyment, is a picture of daughter Laura holding Diederick’s little sister, Carly. Her head will be protected, too.

carly-and-laura