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I'm living in hillbilly heaven
I've been having a lot of repair work done on the house. It had to be re-piped (from the water meter to & throughout the house), rewired, new roof, and now? New double-paned windows. One thing always leads to another, and while they hoped to use the original window trim, a lot of it was water damaged or had rust stains from the nails used. So I had to get new trim.

Now it's 1/2 way done, but in doing so, they had to take off the "inside the frame" mini-blinds... which has left me feeling a bit... exposed to the world. Considering there are 6 big picture windows, and 7 small windows. It was late when I got home (after 7:30), and I knew the neighbors security light would keep me up. Not to mention feeling like I was living in a goldfish bowl.

The SO thought about putting sheets up, but it would be hard, as the walls are lathe & plaster, and it would take nails to do it (leaving holes in the wall). Each window is taped off for finishing the trim & staining, so I couldn't attach it to the wall. And I didn't want to put those "pull off" hangers on the windows, because I was afraid of messing them up somehow. The SO tried to tape sheets up, but they were too heavy.

So I got the bright idea... what would be (semi)-opaque, light weight, and be able to attached to the window with minimal tape?

Garbage bags. That's right. Cut up garbage bags.

So I did. It's black trash ones for the bedroom (for maximum darkness), and the computer room (huge window). And white ones for the living room, to still let some light in, because damn, the bedroom & the computer/dining room are like caves. Made me think of vampires, trying to block out the sun.

And from the outside?

Hillbilly heaven!
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meimur From: meimur Date: August 5th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC) (Link)
hsifeng From: hsifeng Date: August 5th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
*giggle* There is that ingenuity we're so well known for in this family...
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