Sunday, 27 September 2009

An open and shut case

Forgot to say, (how could I when it’s such a BIG deal to me?) Wendy finished all my curtains last week, we went to collect them and what a fine job she’s done.
 
Last Thursday we half managed to put up the new curtains for the front doors, but even that was a performance because we were in a rush at the time before Dave went to work. The old chestnut “More haste less speed” comes to mind. We made a right pigs ear of trying to join the blackout curtains to the curtains themselves. This is something we’ve achieved easily in the past, without any fuss or bother at all...
 
The most obvious gaff in this scenario is to put the curtain hooks in upside down. However we got that right but it all fell down when it came to connecting the two together. For some reason the hooks wouldn’t stay put and kept falling out...
 
Even if they did stay put, nothing would line up – then I noticed the little spaces in the blackout linings where the hooks should be. Miles away from where we’d put them and the majority had scattered on the floor by then anyway...
 
By this time it was too late to carry on any further because Dave was going to work. So we just hung the new curtains "as was" overnight, minus blackout linings. Which wouldn't be much good for Dave when he’s trying to sleep in daylight the next day.
 
At last, after we’d been for a pump out on Friday afternoon we got back, and (using the technique I’d discovered) managed to get it right. So here’s a “sample” of the old curtains VS the new ones:
 
Out with the old...
 

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In with the new...
 
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What a difference eh? Just thought I’d post a photo of the front doors rather than every window…
 
Without any crazy mind boggling patterns too… (Phew)
 
Note: The not groovy 3D curtains came with the boat, so we can’t be held accountable for them. Just thought I’d be quite open about that. because it closes the door on the embarrassment aspect…

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