I'm not even fully awake yet this morning. Steve had been so kind to bring me a cup of coffee in bed. Actually, I had only gotten about half of it down when he was being Mr. Antsy Pantsy and ready to go go go about something.
He called me into the living room because he wanted to show me something.
With a flourish, he led me, half stumbling into the living room, while I was still in my pajamas and only half awake.
His next sentence is the one that always makes me wonder what in the heck are we up to next:
"Hey, I was just thinking about something
and looking at this..."
He said that the dining room lace curtain valance was too long. He said that he has to stoop over every time to look out the window. The diningroom ceilings are only 8 feet tall. He's over 6 feet tall.
He must have been pondering this for a while. He said that he wanted to switch around the curtain rods around and put the longer valance in the living room and the shorter one in the dining room.
Okayyyyyy... he went right to it.
But but but.... Now to me that looked "odd" because all of the other windows and door frames in the house have a beautiful piece of crown molding and egg and dart trim. I know over the doors it is referred to as a "lintel". I am not sure what it is called for trim over a window frame. But this one didn't have any.
Why the dining room window doesn't have it, I don't know? Maybe it had been damaged in some way and taken down?
I agreed to a swapola of the curtains.... if if if... I could in turn impose upon his woodworking skills to make me a piece of egg and dart crown molding trim to go on top of that window frame!!!
We ran some errands to Green Bay including a visit to a hospitalized family member. And will be hospitalized for a couple more weeks. Prayers are greatly appreciated.
While in Green Bay, I got Steve to swing past Menards on the way home. Voila! I found just what I was looking for. The total cost was under $10. Plus, of course, my husband's woodworking skills.
He came back in with exactly what I wanted.
He put the curtain rod brackets back on at the same height as the rods that were on the other windows. I touched up the bits of spots where the nail heads had been countersunk and spackled over... none of them showed after dabs of paint and I gave it another coat for good measure. It was time for dinner so the trim could dry before hanging the valance back up.
There... the shorter valance is now in place.
Now the top trim and molding can stick up
over the valance like the other windows. Ahhhhhh
And there you have it,
---the solution to
his need to move my valances
---the solution to
my need to have all of the tops of windows
and doorways match.
I guess that makes it a win-win situation?
We sat down to a little friendly game of cribbage tonight. It was so peaceful and relaxing in the she shed. We curled up with a couple dozing sleeping dogs and played some cards and just unwound. He beat me in all three games. One game he even got 24-count hands TWICE!
Such is my life.
And I love it.