So. Yesterday my blinds and curtains came in. The Sweetie Boy and I went to the mall to pick them up from the store. We stopped at Chick-Fil-A on the way home because I just couldn’t bear to cook.
After dinner, while he played on the computer, I decided to take on hanging up the new blinds and curtains. Mostly because I’m impatient and I wanted to see what it was going to look like. The green curtains are a little darker green than I would have liked, but they seem to go okay. I think the jury is still out on that, though.
After about 2 hours, I got them all up. But there was a lot of cursing in between times. A lot of putting together swear words I had never put together before. The brackets weren’t complicated, but it’s very difficult to screw in screws above your head. And my arms kept getting tired.
The plastic brackets that were there before were impossible to get out – I couldn’t get the screwdriver in there to do it. And so I grabbed the hammer and just busted them to get to the screw. It was a leap of faith. I held my breath and hoped I could get the new brackets up there and they would fit okay.
It took about an hour of precise measuring, cursing, sweating, and elbow grease to get the first set up. But they looked great! I was very pleased. I really like the look of faux wood blinds. The headrail is flush with the inside of the window and it just looks grand.
The second one went a little faster than the first. Mostly because I knew what I was doing the second time and had more confidence. More precise measuring, screwing in the brackets, and the getting them into the bracket.
These blinds are a vast improvement over the $20 cheapies that were hung previously. What a difference blinds and curtains make! The curtains were, of course, a snap to get up. My biceps are quite sore today, though.
Now it makes me want to buy two more blinds for the other two rooms and just get it done with – one for the office and one for the baby’s room. These two rooms are in the front of the house and one is cream and one is white. It’s so obvious they don’t match! It bugs me that when you look at the front of the house, that’s what you see. Okay, so I’m anal and I want everything to match. I may do some measuring today. 🙂
I have my chapter meeting today and I need to light a fire under the baby boy so I can get him to his dad’s. I’ve been up since about 6 am and went ahead and got myself ready. Saves on time later. Much easier to get him ready that both of us at the same time.