Blind weekend. The vertical blinds we ordered because I was tired of the dusty blind and horrible curtain on the deck doors... and the cat had finally pulled apart the cheap horizontal blinds in the other two big windows ... well, the blinds arrived. Then, we had to wait for my dad to bring the step ladder he had borrowed back.. on his timetable.. which would make a tortoise proud. So, as soon as we were all able on saturday, we began pulling down the curtain and plastic-reed blind, and getting the window ready for the blinds. As simple as the instructions seemed... it didn't quite work out that way. Doing the outside mount with all the bracketing, measuring, and the fact that it was nearly flush with the air duct on the ceiling... made things rather .. interesting. It took us most of the day to put them up, but they make a huge difference on the room.
They look lovely, and it is so nice to be able to save electricity by opening the blinds instead of always turning on the light because the other blinds were such a pain to open and close. The cat thinks she's died and gone to heaven and has spent the rest of the day looking out the big window from every vantage point she can find - every level of the cat tower has been used for observation, as well as the entertainment center, and she even attempted to climb on my piled-up crafting desk. The rest of us were utterly exhausted, so we passed on putting the other two blinds up for the bedrooms. You can also see the cat tower, and the wooden puzzle caddy leaning against the front of it. ... Currently at work is a rare Puzz-3d (by Wrebbit) puzzle of Hobbiton from the Lord of the Rings. Obviously, you can't see it because it's packed up, but what fun to put together!
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