The blinds we ordered for the living room arrived yesterday. Jeremy and Angie both worked during the week and were usually off having fun on weekends and they pretty much lived in the basement. The people who live behind us told Vince that they never saw lights on upstairs . . ever. We mostly live upstairs. Even Vince has been downstairs to watch TV only two or three times in the past month. I asked him . . do you miss TV and he said “No. I go down and watch what I want to watch.” That was the issue I have with TV. When it was in our only family room, basically in every house we’ve had, he would turn it on when he walked into the room and turn it off when he went to bed. Many times he’d flip through channels for hours when we had satellite and many times he’d put it on something and fall asleep while I sat there and listened to one thing after another that I didn’t want to hear. If I woke him up and said “Can you please turn off the TV?”, he’d say “I’m watching this!”, yet, he couldn’t tell me what was on or what they had just said. Sometimes, when I write things like this, I feel like I sound overbearing and rude but y’all . . for someone who never learned to like TV, it was a bit of a problem.
Vince stays upstairs most of the time. We talk. He watches some creative videos, he reads . . I think he’s learning to dislike TV. Anyway, with him sitting upstairs, he realized the morning sun was just awful. He ordered blinds for the master bedroom (it isn’t on the east side and it does have curtains) and blinds for the living room. They arrived yesterday and within an hour, they were hung. Vince did that! When I realized only the blinds for the living room had arrived, I figured he’d set them aside til the bedroom blinds came and hang them all at the same time. Nope . . living room blinds were hung immediately.
It’s hard to get a decent picture with the light shining brightly through the window and even harder with a tall ladder in front of what you’re trying to photograph! 🙂
My plan was to take down the sheers/curtains . . whatever you call them, but leave the rods up; try it for a few days with just the blinds and see what I thought.
Within about five minutes, I told Vince “I don’t want the sheers back up!” He agreed so he’ll take the rods down, we’ll patch the holes and do a little touch up painting.
Here you can see one window with the blinds and one windwo with the sheers. Now, both windows have only blinds.
I like it so much better and it’s so easy to raise the blinds a little, or a lot, depending on the position of the sun, and be able to see out.
Have I said lately how much I love living here, and how much I love this house and . . how much I love my husband (well, except he still aggravates the heck out of me sometimes – but I still love him even then.)
We’re getting things done.