Last week I spent most of my time up and down a ladder, in and out of boxes, but mostly on the floor and if you know anything about old houses, the floors are cold! I have to do things in stages at the old house. Right now we are in transition between a house in Florida and the old girl but with each trip up I try to plan to accomplish at least one thing and praying as we travel there that I have not forgotten to bring all that I need. This week I was on a mission to get some curtains made.
I have and will most likely always have to do this in stages when it comes to these windows. With 4 windows in the living room requiring 8 yards of fabric, having it done and the expense was just out of the question. So the first thing I did to cover the window was buy the lining. This worked at $6 a yard and a JoAnn's coupon. So up the lining went and I must say just having them on the windows made a huge difference in the warmth of the room. Then for their Veterans Day sale JoAnns had a wonderful sale at 50% off on their special already discounted fabric. I drove all over Tampa to get the 32 yards that I would need to make the curtains. I couldn't wait to get started on my project even if it did mean a cold cold fanny.
I have done as much bending and stretching and step climbing as if I had gone to the gym. Up the ladder and down came the linings and away I went stretching and bending myself all over the floor. I was on a mission and a sore back wasn't going to stop me.
Back up the ladder and onto the window they went. My husband is a very, very, very, wonderful man for all the help he does around this old house. I am blessed. However, you can imagine how his eyes rolled back in his head as I told him we still were not finished with the curtains. I am waiting for the trim now to go on sale and saving the money to get it. Have you priced trim lately? You just have to love the coupons and a great sale!
The savings plan starts once again, not only for the trim but for the 12 foot tree that I would like to grace the middle of the room next year. The very best thing that could happen and believe me I am looking, is for someone to have a garage sale and have the tree and old curtains with the trim. Wouldn't that just be awesome! It could happen and believe me I will be looking.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas. May all your projects be complete I hope you get all your holiday wishes at half price!