Stumble/bumble stay-at-home-Dad + Lath and plaster walls and ceiling = constant repair work.
My Father-in-law and I were pulling new wire for the ceiling fans/lights. This was the last step in our on-going efforts to replace all the old copper in this house. The old wiring is circa 1940's, non-grounded and generally pretty nasty.
With the floor boards pulled up in the upstairs area, you have to be very careful walking around up there.
Anyone who knows me knows that careful is not in my vocabulary.
And through the floor/ceiling my foot went.
The patch I made and installed was a pretty nifty job (if I say so myself). But it will all be in vain as this will all be covered up by wallboard in the near future -- hiding that nasty 70's cottage cheese ceililng.
S calls me "one-step-forward, two-steps-back" construction guy.
Quote of the day, when my F-I-L came down and saw the hole, he simply muttered, "well, sheeee-it."