Hanging Curtains AKA Curtain Gymnastics
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
On Monday I decided it was time to hang the new curtain in my daughters room. Being a typical teenager her room is a disaster. Well, I'm not sure if that is really typical or not but in my house it is typical for her room to be a disaster 364 days a year. It really only gets clean on Christmas Eve. I thought okay I'll use her desk chair as a ladder and then I'll be able to screw in the curtain rod supports. Well, the chair was too low. So I thought about getting the really big heavy ladder and looked at the floor and realized there wasn't really a good spot to put it.
Now her window is set back into a cubby like area. I determined that I could stand in the window sill, and use my other leg on the wall across from me for support and leverage. SO that is what I did. Good thing her room is on the back of the house! I could only imagine what I looked like standing in the window. This was hard work!
Once I was in place I had to be careful not to drop the screws (or they might have been lost in the abyss of her room! Not to mention that it would require getting down, and back up. Which I did have to do. Thankfully the Abyss doesn't run too deep!
In the end, my daughter has her new curtain up, and her mother (me) has a renewed desire for her to clean her room! I was so sore yesterday, I could hardly move! Today is a bit better, but I'm still sore! Anyway I thought maybe you guys would get a kick out of my curtain hanging gymnastics.